I know that this epistle is going to be very difficult for me to write, however, it must be done.
I would like to thank every one of you for your prayers and support during this awful and unexpected time. The number of cards and telephone calls that I have received are too numerous to count; thank you. For those of you who managed to attend the Service at Aldershot Crematorium will have learnt something of Betty’s interesting history and taken part in a wonderful and memorable event, and my thanks must go to dear Sue Hayes for such a spiritual and professional Service.
We will be holding a Memorial Service in the not too distant future, but I will leave that to others to announce the date and time.
Betty, as she looks down on us, will be saying…..”Now come along, shape up, dry your eyes and let’s get on with the business of the Church!”
I am sure that you will remember Betty greeting you with a smile and cheerful word, as you arrived at our ‘Little Church’ over so many years. Please remember her just like that.
Serving her Lord Jesus Christ was her motivation, not just on Sundays, but 24/7. Having had the privilege to chauffer Betty all over England, from Penzance to Liverpool, Brighton to Ilfracombe, and every town between, to serve Churches, Spiritualist Rallies and other events until, due to my health problems we had to give up the travelling, but not the work.
Betty has now joined the higher life and, no doubt, will continue her teaching work in realms beyond.
Betty was my life, my inspiration, my motivation and my love.
God bless you
We are expecting a large congregation on the 7th of October as well as members of Betty’s family. All are welcome, but we will not be able to offer our normal healing at the end of the service. We will have tea, coffee and some lovely homemade cakes , please do join us.
In October after the memorial service we will holding a committee meeting where we will choose a date for the AGM. This will be about 6 weeks after the committee meeting to make sure all our church members are aware of the date.
If you have any questions at all about this or anything which you think I maybe able to help with do please contact me.
Rob Harvey (acting president)
Betty’s Memorial Service will be held Chawton village hall on the 7th of October at 6.30pm.
Thanks for joining me!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton