Mayor cuts ribbon to open St Margaret’s Hospice’s funeral home in Bridgwater

St Margaret’s Hospice’s second funeral home was officially opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater at a special event.

The Mayor joined the team at St Margaret’s Funerals on Tuesday, 14 September as well as St Margaret’s Hospice CEO, Ann Lee, to cut the ribbon to open the funeral home to the public.

The St Margaret’s Funerals team hosted a special service in the home’s chapel to celebrate the launch and bless the home which included poems, read by St Margaret’s Hospice staff . The Mayor also shared some words and his thanks with the small audience.  After the service, the Mayor, staff and visitors enjoyed delicious tea and cake in the home’s function room.

The Mayor of Bridgwater speaking to St Margaret's staff at the new Bridgwater Funeral Home 

The new home, on Eastover, was opened in November 2020 but due to the Covid-19 restrictions the funeral team were not able to invite the local community in to meet them.

The building is the second funeral home set up by St Margaret’s Hospice Care as an extension of the care and compassion that the hospice gives to people across Somerset.  St Margaret’s Funerals already has an existing funeral home in Bridge Street in Taunton. The service provides funerals for everyone in the community, while supporting St Margaret’s Hospice Care.

Julie Lacey, head of Funeral Services at St Margaret’s, said: “It was wonderful to see so many visitors to the funeral home, who gave us such heart-warming and positive feedback. Our dedicated team is so passionate about offering the community personalised family care at a sensitive and difficult time. We are really looking forward to helping bereaved families in Somerset and helping them through their journey as gently as possible.”

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