Anglican Catholic Church

"Farewell Faithful Servant"

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Fr Thompson and Mrs Val Capper begin the journey to the middle of the river

Fr Thompson and Mrs Val Capper begin the journey to the middle of the river


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In the waters of the River Medway Barry's ashes are finally committed

In the waters of the River Medway Barry's ashes are finally committed


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The stern of a large boat made an unusual pulpit for Fr Thompson!

The stern of a large boat made an unusual pulpit for Fr Thompson!


On Saturday 25 June, at a very moving ceremony, 35 of Barry Capper's friends and family gathered at the riverside at the Port Medway Marina, Cuxton, Rochester, to commit his ashes to the deep.

The service, conducted by Fr Ray Thompson, was held on the pontoon alongside which the boats are moored. At the time for the committal Barry's wife, Valerie, and Fr Thompson boarded a rigid inflatable and were taken out to mid-river where the remains were dispersed into the River Medway.

After returning to the pontoon the service concluded and those attending adjourned to a local inn where a fine buffet had been organised.

Barry Capper died on 22nd Feb 2011