Bren Stevens, with her husband Paul and daughters Danie and Tilly, was for many years a hugely loved part of our Kerith community before she and Paul moved down to Dorset. Many of you will know that Bren has fought a long battle with cancer. Sadly Bren passed away last week.
Bren was one of the kindest most gentle hearted people you could ever hope to meet. She was one of those people who would always take you "up in your lift", even when she was unwell always having something positive, uplifting and faith filled to say. She had that sort of quiet, faith filled faith in Christ which from what I saw was unshaken by her illness. She will I know be hugely missed by Paul, Danie, Tilly and everyone else who knew her.
The funeral service for Bren is going to be on Friday 11th October at 1.45pm at Weymouth Crematorium, Quibo Lane, Weymouth DT4 0RR. There will then be a thanksgiving service at 3pm for Bren's life at the Dorford Centre (Dorchester Baptist Church), Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RR. Everyone is invited to both services.
Sadly for me the funeral is on the same day as the Willow Creek GLS, which I need to be at. However, I know that a number of others from our community are going to be able to make it. Either way let's be praying for Paul and the family. As the apostle Paul says we don't grieve as those who have no hope, we know that Bren has gone to an infinitely better place than anything she ever experienced on this earth, but that doesn't make our grief over her no longer being with us any less real.