For everyone who remembers Mary Jakeman: you will want to know that her ashes have now been scattered on the church flower beds.

For those of you who don't: it means that her earthly remains will daily be passed by the footsteps of Grandmothers (and probably some Great-Grandmothers) whom she helped into their first school uniforms as well as by worshippers and neighbours for whom she daily prayed.

Mary would almost certainly have had a chuckle and said something about being useful for feeding the flowers!

We're hoping, as things settle down, to hold a proper service of thanksgiving for Mary in the church. Details to follow.