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Hundreds light Candles at a Moving Service of Remembrance

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The Walker family joined hundreds of people lighting candles in memory of their loved ones at a moving service at Reading Minster.

The annual Service of Remembrance was organised by A.B. Walker.

The service was led by The Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Andrew Proud.

Light streamed through the stained glass windows as young and old stood side by side remembering those they had lost.

A.B. Walker Director Matthew Walker said he hoped the service would provide reassurance to those attending that they are not alone.

‘This service is an act of togetherness that allows us to reflect on love and lives shared,’ he said.’ Although our loss is unique to each of us we can share that common thread of being on that journey, of being force to adjust our lives to a loss of those we love.’

He expressed his thanks to the Bishop of Reading who has led the service for a number of years.

The service was attended by Lord Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire Mr James Puxley, and The Mayor of Reading Councillor Debs Edwards.

Matt Allwright read a poem, Remember Me by Margaret Mead. The bible reading was read by Pastor Paul Garratt.

Refreshments were served after the service.

Meet one of our new Funeral Administrators

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Birth and death have both been part of life for Reading Funeral Administrator Charlotte Janes.

Charlotte joined A.B. Walker in September 2018. Before that she worked in the maternity unit at  Royal Berkshire Hospital.

‘I wanted to do something completely different,’ said 28 year-old Charlotte who had worked as a care assistant for eight years, looking after new mums and their babies.

Charlotte, a mother of two, has always been interested in the funeral industry.  She finds her new role rewarding and enjoys helping people.