Funerals and memorials at St Andrew with St Alban in the Parish of Mottingham

Your parish churches and ministers are there to: 

  • offer you pastoral care and support in difficult times of grief
  • find appropriate ways to honour and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have crossed the threshhold
  • commend their souls to God's love and care

Elsie Louisa Hudson

At the age of 104, Elsie passed away on 6 March 2020. A longstanding (50 years) and dedicated member of the congregation, her funeral service was due to take place at St Andrew's Church on 24 March 2020. Sadly, this was unable to go ahead, because of the restrictions in place caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The cremation at Hither Green Crematorium was attended by Elsie's children Diane and Michael, together with Michael's wife, Katherine. The introduction, welcome and eulogy for Elsie's funeral were given by Revd Ian Welch, Rector, St Andrew with St Alban, copy of which can be viewed below (pdf). A memorial service for Elsie will be held at St Andrew's Church when church services are permitted again and the situation has returned to 'normality'.