Martin’s Funeral will take place at Croydon Minster on Tuesday 23rd August at 11.30am. It will be a service shaped by Martin’s wishes as we commend his soul to God. Martin’s body will be received into the church the evening before, Monday 22nd August, arriving between 4-5.30pm. At the Reception of the Body prayers will be said and a Requiem Mass will follow at 5.30pm.
Please note that the Committal of Martin’s body at the Crematorium, immediately after the Funeral Service, will be attended solely by Fr Andrew. You are asked not to send flowers; the church will look beautiful as ever!
Later this year, there will be a Memorial Service at the Minster and the date for that will be confirmed as soon as possible. That service will be a celebration of Martin’s life and music. You are welcome to attend all or any of these services.
Martin requested that donations in his memory should be made to the Minster. You may make donations by cash or card at the services, or by cheque made payable to ‘PCC of St John the Baptist, Croydon’; or you can donate directly into our bank account by contacting the Minster office for details (firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8688 8104); or by JustGiving https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MartinHowMBE . If you are a UK taxpayer please do remember to GiftAid your donation.