Senior church leaders from different faiths joined recently bereaved families to rededicate a Halliwell funeral home in Pelsall following a £130,000 renovation.
The service was also attended by the mayoress of Walsall, Andrea Longhi, who unveiled a granite plaque during the ceremony.
Reverend Prebendary Carl Ramsay, Anglican Rural Dean of Walsall, Father Malcolm Glaze, Catholic Dean of Walsall and the parish priest of St Francis of Assisi in Shelfield, led the prayers and read psalms.
Ramsay, vicar of St Michael and All Angels in Pelsall, also lit a candle and blessed the two chapels of rest with holy water. They were joined by Reverend Alison Morris, Anglican associate minister of Pelsall, who gave a reading from the bible.
Julian Coles, chief executive of Tamworth Co-operative Society which operates the Halliwell branch, welcomed guests including people who had arranged funerals with the home in the past. He said: “The Society has made an investment of around £130,000 to extensively remodel these facilities which I’m sure will be a tremendous asset to the local community.”