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Earl of Plymouth celebrates refurbishment with re-opening ceremony

The funeral directors has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment following a £375,000 investment by owners Dignity Funerals to upgrade the entire premises

Earl of Plymouth Funeral Directors has revealed that it held an official re-opening ceremony and dedication service for its newly refurbished premises so that community and religious leaders could see the improvements for themselves.

The funeral directors has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment following a £375,000 investment by owners Dignity Funerals to upgrade the entire premises.

The new-look premises and Chapels of Rest were blessed by Father Richard Silk, parish priest of St. Bartholomew and St. Mark Parish Church. Wendy Coulton, funeral celebrant, gave a dedication speech and councillor Sally Hayden cut the official opening ribbon.

The refurbishment project included two new arrangement rooms, where the bereaved can discuss their funeral wishes with a caring member of staff, and two new Chapels of Rest.

Both the interior and exterior of the premises have also been redecorated and all rooms fitted with new furniture, carpets and other furnishings.

Matt Reynolds, funeral director, said: “We have continued to serve local families throughout the pandemic, however, to help keep our clients and colleagues safe we have restricted the number of visitors to our premises.

“The event today has enabled everyone to see the improvements for themselves and gave us the opportunity to show the quality of service we can provide to the bereaved.”

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