A SERVICE was held at St Mary’s Church in Whitchurch for people recently bereaved.
Almost 40 people attended the evening service, called In Loving Memory.
They lit 30 candles to remember their loved ones and listened to music and readings.
Rev Claire Alcock, the curate of St Mary’s, said: “I felt many people who had been bereaved wanted an occasion to remember their loved ones.
“The service was designed for people who are not regular churchgoers while still being a spiritual occasion. We want to welcome the wider community. We might consider making it an annual event.”