In The South

TODAY: Memorial service for Chris Cooke at 3pm

Besi Besemar June 19, 2016

Christopher Martyn Cooke
Christopher Martyn Cooke

There will be a memorial service today, Sunday, June 19 from 3pm at St Mary’s Church, St James’s Street Kemptown to celebrate the life and achievements of community activist Christopher Martyn Cooke.

Chris tragically died earlier this year following a fire at his home in Kemptown. He was a great campaigner for the people of Kemptown, especially those living in and around St James Street.

Chris was a lovely person and far too young to be lost to his community.

Following his family’s request for a private funeral a memorial service to celebrate his life has been organised by friends and colleagues on Sunday, June 19 from 3pm at St Mary’s Church, Kemptown.

The Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus will sing and the service will be led by Father Andrew Woodward.

Chris, a proud community activist, and very decent man, loved nothing better than seeing practical and positive improvements to St James’ Street and Kemptown, especially if it was achieved after he had fought on behalf of others who had decided something was needed to improve the area.

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Following the memorial service St Mary’s Church will be open from 6-9pm for Vigil and prayers for the victims of the Orlando massacre. You are invited to light a candle, pray or simply sit in community with others.