Coventry Cathedral funeral for ‘special’ Darren Cumberbatch
Dean of the cathedral, read out a letter from the Bishop of Coventry, the Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth.
It read: “Dear Darren’s family, friends and those standing with you during the hard days of grief and pain. I know that your grief is very deep at the tragic loss of someone so dear to you who has so much of life to live.
“I know your grief is made more painful by the circumstances of his death and your want to know fuller details.
“You stand today in the ruins of the old cathedral - a place that suffered.
“You also stand on the site of the new cathedral, rising from the ashes of despair - a statement in stone of the power of the light and love of God.
“I pray that you may find the hope that God gives to all who reach out.”