At funeral undertakers push coffin in & out of Cathedral in procession on a trolley. Don’t deceased deserve dignity of pallbearers any more?
Michael Sadgrove is the Dean of Durham Cathedral. Hat-tip: Tony Piper
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We always carry no matter how large the person and my bearers are more than willing to do so.
If the person is very large we use 6-8 bearers awith no extra expense to the family.
We employ no bearers, it is always the family who carry their dead. How can it fall to anyone else?
sweetpea – this is beautiful. I have witnessed pall-bearers who were all women but on only one occasion. In fact it’s the only thing I can remember about this particular funeral.
This does seem the norm in certain parts of the country. In ours it would only ever happen if the deceased was exceptionally large – to maintain dignity, or if the family requested it.
Tweets can be a good vent for outrage – bit hard to shout it out at the funeral for real perhaps? Though their very impetuosity can also be the downfall of the Tweeter.
Begs the question about the propriety of tweeting in a funeral. O tempora, o mores!
An absolute disgrace. We have never ‘trolleyed’ anybody in. It’s not Supermarket Sweep.