R J Bray & Son opens new funeral home

On December 12 2015, R J Bray & Son held an open day at the company’s new Funeral Home, the old Methodist Church in Wadebridge, Cornwall.

The day marked the completion of a two-year programme of major refurbishment. The extensive alterations included linking the old church and Wills Memorial Hall and the construction of a new first floor throughout the building.

Before the doors opened, funeral director David Bray invited his mother and father to cut the Cornish tartan ribbon on the chapel doors. This chapel is named after Ron Bray and will seat 80 people for funeral services.

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During the open day, over 600 people came to have a look at the transformation, which, as well as the service chapel, also includes a function room, with catering facilities, offices, arrangement rooms, a coffin display room, Chapels of Rest, mortuary and garage.

As well as many locals from all parts of Cornwall, others attending included the National Presidents of both NAFD and BIFD, national representation from SAIF and the President of the Cornwall NAFD.

David said: “We are so thrilled to be in our new funeral home, and are overwhelmed with the good wishes we have received.

“Although we have altered a lot of the building, I’ve tried to keep some of the old chapel – such as the pews, altar, organ, clock and memorials. We have been contacted by a large number of people who were sadly unable to come to the Open Day, so if anyone wants to pop in anytime, we will gladly show them around”.

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