Details have been received from Bishop Rachel and Dean Stephen regarding the funeral of Bishop Michael:
The Funeral Eucharist of the Right Reverend Michael Perham will be held at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 6 May at 2.00 pm.
All are welcome. Please note that there will not be a memorial service at a future date.
Robing: Bishops and deans are invited to robe plus the Cathedral Chapters of Gloucester and Wells. All other clergy are requested not to robe.
Parking: Due to major building works there is no parking available outside the cathedral. Parking advice can be found here. http://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/find-us/ Please be aware that there is a rugby match in Gloucester in the afternoon.
Flowers: The family have requested no flowers.
There will be a retiring collection for Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. GARAS’ purpose is to provide support to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.
Gift Aid envelopes will be available.
For those wishing to make a donation direct to GARAS:
Cheques can be paid payable to GARAS Ltd and posted to 111 Barton Street, Gloucester. GL1 4HR
HSBC Bank sort code 40-22-09 Account number 0177671
Refreshments: Unfortunately due to the number of people we are unable to provide refreshments for everyone after the service. However, there are a number of cafes, pubs and restaurants in walking distance of the cathedral.
We would be grateful for your assistance in sharing this information with anyone you know who might like to attend.
With our thanks and good wishes.
The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek The Very Revd Stephen Lake