Community relations between St Luke’s Church and Cutlers Funeral Directors in Kingstanding have never been better.
In April this year, Cutlers Funeral Directors on College Road partnered with St Luke’s Church on Caversham Road to create a magical Easter for local children.
A princess-style carriage, drawn by white horses drove through the streets while volunteers dressed as Disney characters waved to bystanders lining the pavements. The event was part of a Great Easter Egg Hunt and had been arranged by parish priest Father Barry Smart and Edward Farnan, from Cutler’s Funeral Directors.
The relationship between the two organisations has continued to grow. Edward Farnan recently married his fiancée, Sarah, at St Luke’s. Father Barry Smart acted as the celebrant, and also as best man. Edward commented ‘it was wonderfully unique, the duality of Father Barry’s presence at the wedding’.