Music plays again in chapel

23 Sep 2019

Cemetery chapel organ

A generous donation means that music can once again be played at the chapel in Bury St Edmunds Cemetery.

The cemetery, which is now closed, only sees four or five services a year, for the funerals of those who have purchased family plots. L Fulcher, Funeral Directors from the town, have kindly stepped forward and provided an organ for families preferring more traditional music for the occasion.

James Myers of L Fulcher said

“People do have varying desires for funeral services. Modern music seems to be popular with some mourners, but others definitely prefer more traditional music. We are very pleased to make this organ available, to make sure that family wishes can be met."

Cllr Jo Rayner, West Suffolk Council Cabinet member for Leisure, Heritage and Community Hubs said,

“Although the Bury St Edmunds cemetery chapel is a beautiful and peaceful place to hold funeral services, it seats only around 35 people, which is unfortunately too small for most families arranging the funeral of a loved one. It is also increasingly popular to choose contemporary music for the service and we plan to purchase a sounds system for use by the families. We are most grateful to local organist Jeremey Harding who has sourced and installed the new organ and to L. Fulcher, who have so kindly funded its purchase."

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