As many of you will already know, Anthony Wilson of The Manor, Cherhill, has sadly passed away after a long illness which he fought with bravery and determination.

The village of Cherhill and its community were an important part of Anthony’s life. The funeral service for Anthony will take place this Thursday in St. James’ Church – adjacent to the family home and a church which had meant so much to him.

Being aware of the large number of family members, friends and associates who wish to attend, it has become clear to Vicky and the family that there will not be sufficient space for everyone in the church. Therefore it has been decided that Anthony’s funeral service will be by invitation only. Vicky and the family would like to thank everyone for their understanding of this difficult decision and for their kind words and thoughts at this time.

However, on Sunday 27 May, a thanksgiving for Anthony’s life will form part of St. James’ regular service at 10.00am when the Archdeacon of Wiltshire, the Venerable Sue Groom, will officiate. Everyone will be most welcome to attend. Coffee will be served after the service.