Central England Co-op offers Father’s Day online memorial service for those who have lost a loved one

Posted by rob smyth | Published: 11/06/2021

Central England Co-op Funeralcare will be presenting an online memorial service on Father’s Day for people who would like to reflect and remember dads, grandads and father figures who have been lost.

Remembering our Dads will be an online remembrance event and candle-lighting ceremony from Bretby Crematorium and aims to provide support at a time when mourners at many funeral services have been limited.

Everyone is welcome to join in on Sunday 20 June at 7pm by going online at https://bit.ly/3w29qib

Celebrant, Julie Tyler will lead the service along with music and candle lighting and a moment of silence for reflection.

For those who have lost a loved one at any time, Central England Co-op partners Griefchat can provide free bereavement advice from a specially trained grievance counsellor. Simply click on the chat box at the bottom of the funeral provider’s website.

A Central England Co-op Funeralcare spokesperson said: “We understand that Father’s Day can be difficult for many of us who have lost a loved one, whether more recently or further in the past. We want to create a moment to remember; a time and place for us all to come together and reflect on those we are no longer with us on this poignant day.

“There are readings by our celebrant, Julie Tyler, and music, followed by candle-lighting and a moment of silence for reflection. You can join in by lighting a candle at home. Let’s remember our dads together.”



Notes to editors


About Central England Co-operative


Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.


Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its over 7,800 colleagues serve customers across 400 plus trading sites in 16 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.


Its purpose is to inspire communities to create a sustainable Society for all.


It actively campaigns for the Government to increase sentencing for violent attacks on retail workers and works with FareShare Midlands and hundreds of food banks, generating enough food donations to create over 2.1 million meals for people in need.


The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, while it is also fully committed to addressing the impact of climate change and is on track to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. 


It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £175,000 shared out between 116 good causes over the past 12 months.


Press office contacts: Rob Smyth and James Brindle


Phone - 01543 421390


Email - publicrelations@centralengland.coop