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Steve Prescott funeral details

Steve Prescott Credit: ITV Granada

The funeral of former Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity rugby league star Steve Prescott will be held on Monday , November 18.

The 39-year-old former Great Britain full back died at the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

A Requiem Mass will be held in Lowe House Church in his hometown of St Helens followed by a private committal St Helens crematorium.



Funeral details for Dean of Ripon

The late Dean of Ripon, the Very Reverend Keith Jukes Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The funeral service for the Dean of Ripon, the Very Reverend Keith Jukes, will be held at 1.30pm on Friday 31st May 2013, in Ripon Cathedral.

The Dean of Ripon, who was 59, died at Harrogate District Hospital on Tuesday May 21st just hours after being admitted.

Friends, former colleagues, visiting bishops and deans and representatives of the community from across the region have been invited to gather from 12 noon in the Cathedral for refreshments and conversation. The body of Dean Keith will lie in the Choir of Ripon Cathedral from Thursday night._

Mourners have been invited to bring with them a small stone to be placed on a ‘cairn’ in the centre of the Cathedral. Dean Keith's cairn will stand in the Cathedral until the anniversary of his ordination at Petertide June 30th.”

On that date, ordinands (those being admitted to ordained ministry) will be invited to remove a stone and keep it as a representation of the continuity of Keith’s ministry.

The Funeral part of the service will be conducted by John, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds. Bishop John will also preach. The President at the Eucharist will be James, Bishop of Knaresborough.

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