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Funeral Teas at Fraserburgh URC


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About 8-10 years ago a group of volunteers within the church began to offer funeral teas for a family following a funeral. Today, the refreshments consist of sandwiches, current loaf, a sausage roll and a choice of tea or coffee.

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Funeral Teas at Fraserburgh URC

  1. 1. Funeral Teas Fraserburgh United Reformed Church
  2. 2. In brief… •The church provide light refreshments for the family following a funeral •Funeral normally held in church but not always
  3. 3. Background •Been going for about 8-10 years •Initially a way to raise funds for the church •Take place in the hall adjoining the church
  4. 4. Process •Contacted by the Undertaker •Contact volunteers •Order food from local bakers •Prepare the hall •Serve refreshments •Clear up
  5. 5. What works? •Dedicated table linen and silk flower arrangements •Allocation of helpers to serve tables •Separate helpers working in the kitchen
  6. 6. What else? •Hospitality to family before the service •Teas available immediately after the service •Food boxed and offered to the family
  7. 7. What is going on? •Support for family •Chance to speak to wider community •Reminder that the church is there •Help keep costs down •A ‘dry’ alternative
  8. 8. Is it mission? •Caring through action •Give of time to help others