Central England Co-op supports bereaved during lockdown with online memorial service

Central England Co-op Funeralcare will be presenting an online memorial service for people who would like to reflect and remember those they have lost over the last few months.

United in Light will be an online remembrance event and candle-lighting ceremony from our Bretby crematorium and aims to provide support at a time when mourners at many funeral services have been limited.

Everyone is welcome to join in on Sunday 15 November at 7pm by going online at https://www.centralengland.coop/funeralcare/additional-service/online-memorials.

Celebrant, Julie Tyler will lead the service along with music and candle lighting and a moment of silence for reflection.

For those who have lost a loved one at any time, our partners Griefchat can provide free bereavement advice from a specially trained grievance counsellor. Simply click on the chat box at the bottom of our website.



Notes to editors


About Central England Co-operative


Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 


It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 7,550 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.


The company’s funeral business consists of over 130 funeral homes across 16 counties, seven florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.


Central England Co-operative has more than 400 trading outlets in total across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 


The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2020.


Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports several charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.


Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop


For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative


Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop