The Midcounties Co-operative team marked the opening of their new funeral home with an official seal of approval from the Mayor and Mayoress of Swindon. Mayor and Mayoress Rex & Sandra Barnett attended a dedication service at the new home set on the High Street in the heart of Swindon’s Old Town.
The service was conducted by three members of the local clergy, Rev. Simon Stevenette and Rev. Mark Barnett, alongside Father James Finan. It is hoped Midcounties colleagues will be able to team up with the trio in the future to carry out community work in the area.
Denis Devenny, Regional Manager Said: “Midcounties Co-operative were honoured to welcome the Mayor of Swindon and his wife to the opening of our new funeral home.
“He was very pleased that we had opened in the Old Town and said he was very impressed with the facilities.
“This is our third home in the Swindon area and the new home allows us to offer our quiet area and chapel of rest.
“We are continually working on improving our services in Swindon and we feel the new home will help us to do that.”
The dedication service was also attended by colleagues Angela Ramirez and Suzi Valero, Assistant Funeral Directors along with Belinda McCormick the home’s Manager
Facilities include a quiet area for families to use in private before or after visiting their loved ones in the chapel of rest, as well as an arrangement room and reception area. The funeral home also has a display of memorials along with a comprehensive brochure with colleagues providing advice when required
The Swindon branch takes the total of Midcounties funeral homes to 75. The Midcounties Co-operative Funeral Group is the largest funeral director in the region and carries out more than 8,000 funerals each year across the group.
Pictured top: L-R, Belinda McCormick, Manager, Jean Nunn-Price, Board Director, Simon Fisher, Midcounties General Manager, Mayor and Mayoress of Swindon, Rex and Sandra Barnett, with John Boot, (white hair) President of Mid Counties, Rev Simon Stevenette, from Christ Chrch, Doreen Shaw, Vice President Mid counties Board, Father James Finan, from Holy Rood and Rev Mark Barrett for the Methodists.
Pictured bottom: L-R, Belinda McCormick, Manager, Rev Mark Barrett, Methodists, Father James Finan, Holy Rood, Rev Simon Stevenett, Christ Church with the Mayor and Mayoress of Swindon Rex and Sandra Barnett.