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#G061* – Elisabeth Beckett Funeral Service 20-Feb-2009

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 11/02/2009

#G061* – Elisabeth Beckett Funeral Service 20-Feb-2009

Elisabeth BECKETT
died:
Saturday
08-Feb-2009
16.00hrs.+

Further details can be found at: CLICK HERE

The family have arranged a Funeral Service
&
Her daughters Sabrinna and Dianna & sons Beau and John

inviter her Mother’s friends to:

St. Augustine’s Church
Alston
Northumberland.

at:

14.00hrs. Friday 20-Feb-2009

The following Thursday 26-Feb-2009

at: 15:30hrs.
There will be an interment ceremony at:
St.Denys Church,
Northmoor,

Oxfordshire

Where Elisabeth Beckett’s ashes will be interred beside her parents.

It is proposed that there will be a Memorial Service in May.
details to follow.

Please distribute these details widely – in Memoriam.

Alston:
At a height of over 1,000 feet in the far reaches of the Pennines, this is one of England’s highest market towns. Alston is a lively bustling place of steeply rising narrow streets, several still slippery with ancient cobbles. It is very picturesque with a stunning market square and a distinctive covered market cross. Much of its charm lies in its many stone buildings dating from the 17th-century.

The stone built Angel Pub dates from 1611 with an adjoining stone cottage thought to be from around 1687. Behind these buildings lies St.Augustine’s Church built in 1869, this occupies the site of an earlier church. It is a handsome church building with a decorative tower and spire.

The church is surrounded by a gently sloping grassed tree lined churchyard covered with graves and tombs from hundreds of years. Inside there is some spectacular stained glass and the chancel screen is interesting in that it serves as the War Memorial to the men of Alston who fell in World War I.

There is an interesting 16th-century clock from Dilston Hall, the home of Earl Derwentwater. The clock has only one hand, and a bell which came from Earl Derwentwater, it was recast in 1845, and now has a peel of ten bells.

The church is the focal point of the village, its churchyard being skirted with ancient cottages and terraced houses.

Alston is on the River South Tyne, and a track of the South Tynedale Heritage Railway. It is wonderful walking country with part of the Pennine Way passing through the town taking you to Greenhead and Hadrian’s Wall. The beautiful Gilderdale Forest, Troutbeck and Milburn Forest offer some of the most glorious scenery in Cumbria, they are also renowned as habitats for many species of wildlife.

This is a wonderful place to be at any time of year, the air is crisp and clean, and there are memorable views in every direction. It is a place to get far from the madding crowd and enjoy a slower pace of life that seemingly forgotten in the every-day hurry of today’s modern society.For further information, please visit http://www.visitcumbria.com/

St. Denys, Northmoor, Oxfordshire:

A 12/13th century cruciform Grade I Church with gallery.

There is a Lady chapel in the south transept, six bells, and a large organ.

Major repair work has been carried out within the last six years, and the building is in a good state of preservation.

We are a small rural community known for our warm, friendly welcome. Our lively band of faithful and dedicated members help our community to grow in faith and vitality.

Although we mostly come from Northmoor and neighbouring villages in the Lower Windrush valley, some of us travel from further afield, including Witney, Pewsey and St Albans. Our established choral tradition (Haydn, Mozart, Palestrina) supports our worship and prayer: we welcome gifted musicians and beginners alike to join us.
Built: 1300 Style of worship: Traditional Catholic

Our Patron: St John’s College, University of Oxford

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