The funeral of Raymond Christian SSF took place today at the parish church of Saint John the Baptist, Alnmouth. Raymond adored church music and was a talented musician, so the church organ was used to great effect before and during the service. He was also a great lover of flowers and a talented flower arranger, and the many floral tributes reflected this lifelong passion of his.
Benedict presided at the Requiem Mass, and also gave the homily. After the service a hymn was sung outside the church, followed by a procession through the village.