Holiday day 1: the funeral

Iron and cassock

There’s a lot on today, so I’ll keep this brief — not least because I need to drive to Edinburgh shortly.

Today is Jane’s final day of work at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. I know that she’s looking forward to the challenges ahead with Aberlour Child Care Trust but she’ll also miss the Award too. Prayers please for her.

Today is also the funeral of my Great Aunt Mary (she was 93) at Warriston Crematorium. And I’m taking the service: the first funeral service of a family member that I’ll have taken. Again, your prayers for that too.

I’ve even ironed my cassock and cotta. Aunt Mary would have been pleased, I’m sure. 🙂

The observant amongst you will have already realised that had we been heading to Monaco we’d have missed the funeral, and to be honest I’d much rather be with my folks just now at this time than jet-setting off in the direction of the south of France. Is all worked out for the better, methinks.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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