17th September 1980 – 25th November 2016
We’d love you to join us as we celebrate Steph’s life
Thursday 22nd December, 2016
Steph’s funeral will take place in her home town of Wednesfield, Wolverhampton on Thursday 22nd December.
There will be a Church service, followed by a Crematorium service, then tea and cake back at the Church – please buy or bake a cake to share!
We are planning a large celebration event in 2017, so if you are unable to make the funeral don’t worry as there will be another opportunity to get together & celebrate Steph – more details will be announced soon.
Church Service – 11:45am
The service to celebrate Steph’s life will begin at 12:30pm, however you are invited to arrive from 11:45am to write memories, messages and stories on luggage tags (similar to those used on our wedding invites) and place them on a remembrance tree inside the Church.
We would like everyone to wear something red as this was one of Steph’s favourite colours; it was the colour she chose for her wedding theme and we think it reflects how bright and vibrant she was!
We would also encourage you to wear odd socks as this was something Steph loved to do and she took great joy in deliberately dressing Jordan in odd socks to annoy her slightly OCD Mom!
St Thomas Church
Crematorium Service – 2:15pm
The Crematorium service will follow the Church service at 2:15pm.
The West Chapel at Bushbury holds approx 200 people, so we would ask that family and close friends are given priority to attend, however everyone is welcome. Those not travelling to the crematorium can stay at the Church and enjoy refreshments until we return.
The journey time is around 10-15 mins by car, so please leave enough time to travel.
Once the service at the crematorium has finished, we will return to St Thomas’ Church and the St Thomas Centre (directly opposite) for tea and cakes – please buy or bake a cake to share!
Instead of bringing flowers or donating money we’d love you to do ‘Stuff 4 Steph’.
We’d like you to find a local cause that means something to you and support it. You could give money, but the most valuable thing you can donate is your time, so why not do something in Steph’s name?
Any act, big or small can make a difference…grasp every opportunity to do good.
It could be random acts of kindness, community spirited acts of goodness, time giving, volunteering, photographing beauty. Or it could be something as simple as holding a door, or smiling at someone in the street.
We think she’d love this.
If you’d like to share whatever it is you do, simply add the hashtag #stuff4steph to your Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram photos etc. so people can find them.
Parking / Travel
There are two large free car parks either side of Alfred Squire Road, a short walk from the Church, as well as a supermarket & retail park nearby.
Woodhouse Fold Car Park
Alfred Squire Road, Wednesfield, More Info
Sainsbury’s Wednesfield (technically customers only)
Rookery St, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, WV11 1UP
Bentley Bridge Retail Park (technically customers only)
Wednesfield Road, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, WV11 1BP
There is a large car park at Bushbury Crematorium.
The nearest train station is Wolverhampton and the 59 bus service runs from the city centre and stops outside the Church.
If you are travelling & need accommodation, these hotels are within a 15 – 20 minute drive of the Church.
Moto Service Area, M6, Essington, Wolverhampton WV11 2AT
Premier Inn Wolverhampton North
Greenfield Lane, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton WV10 6TA
Premier Inn Wolverhampton City Centre
Broad Gauge Way, Wolverhampton WV10 0BA