Memorial service for Jenny Rawlings

Jenny Rawlings

A memorial service for has been held at Nunney Church for Jenny Rawlings.

Jenny RawlingsJenny died in the RUH at 3am on Sunday 22 December, surrounded by her family.

She lived in the Market Place for many years and was an active member of both the Nunney Players and the Nunney Community Association. In her professional life, Jenny was head of pre-prep at The Paragon school in Bath.

The memorial service was led by the Reverend Anthony Dickson. It was followed by a wake at The George at Nunney.

The church was packed, with many standing at the back. The suggested dress code for the service was ‘colourful’.

Bramble & Wild flowers
The family’s flowers came from Bramble & Wild in Frome, one of Jenny’s favourite florists.
The service itself was certainly colourful, with poem readings by John Webb, Brenda Eaton and Jenny’s daughter-in-law Kate Wilson.

Francis Hayden, the man behind Nunney Acoustic Café, accompanied himself on guitar.

There were moving tributes from Jenny’s sons Jerome and Jon, her brother Peter Chambers and Nunney resident Jo Gibson Wyer.

Briefs Encounter, a short film by the Nunney Players in which Jenny Rawlings played tearoom attendant Ethel, was shown on a large screen.

Towards the end of the service a photo montage was screened, accompanied by In Paradisum from Fauré’s Requiem.

The service ended to prolongued applause, as Jerome and Jon Wilson left the church with an impromptu dance to Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

The outgoing collection was for The Eve Appeal and Nunney Church Roof Appeal.

Click here to see the Order of Service

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