Paul ‘the Painter’ update

Hard at work

The funeral for Paul has now been and gone and life is slowly returning to normal. I think Paul would have been amazed at what happened on Friday.

St. John’s Church was packed to the rafters with all possible seating being utilised and and many people having to stand.

David MacGeogh did a wonderful job presiding over events and after an hour of fantastic contributions from friends, Paul’s coffin left the church to a standing ovation.

I think Paul would have been amazed at the event and would wonder at how so many people saw that he had touched their lives. Along with the desecration of the Holy Thorn last December, this was a rare event that brought the whole community together and reflected what Glastonbury can do so well when it works together. Of this I think that Paul would be proud and it clearly was a part of his ‘task’ in this his adopted home town.

It was certainly a privilage to be a part of this celebration for Paul and we would like to thank all who contributed and those who helped us to bring it together, with especial thanks to Revd. David MacGeoch for his wisdom throughout the process.

Farewell Paul, may your soul fly free.