Funeral Service for Deaconess Sarah Metcalf

Following her death on 7 May 2021, aged 87 years, Deaconess Sarah Metcalf’s funeral service was conduced at the Church of  St. Mark and St. Hubert Orthodox Church, Cusworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire at 11.45 on Monday, 8 June. His Grace Abba David, Bishop Titular of Priddy, officiated, assisted by Deaconesses Elizabeth Beresford and Helena Dale, at which His Beatitude Abba Seraphim preached. Following this, at 1.00 pm. a further service was conducted at Rose Hill Crematorium, at which Abba David again officiated, assisted by Abba Seraphim. This service began with the music from Ravel’s Bolero, followed by Psalm XXIII and recordings of the hymns ‘Amazing Grace’, sung by the late Sir Harry Secombe and ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ sung by the late Judy Garland.  Following these services Abba David & Abba Seraphim had lunch together in the courtyard of ‘The Boat Inn’ at Sprotbrough.