Abba Seraphim addresses his cousin’s funeral

On 19 October, Abba Seraphim, accompanied by his brother and Deacon Athanasius, attended the funeral of his paternal cousin, the late Mrs. Doreen Mary de Wandel of Nailsea, near Bristol, who died on 3 October aged 88 years. Although Mrs. De Wandel was not a member of the British Orthodox Church, some fifty years ago she arranged a tour of the BBC Studies in Bristol – where she worked at the time – for the late Metropolitan Georgius and other local Orthodox clergy. At the invitation of her executors, Abba Seraphim attended the service at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium and gave a short address, as well as offering prayers for her repose with the Committal. Mrs de Wandel was a great animal lover and has left the bulk of her estate to charity.