Tom Borley (15th January 1920 – 8th June 2016)
St Mary’s Church was packed by 137 people on Thursday morning for a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Tom Borley who passed away earlier this month.
Not only was Tom the Verger at St Mary’s for 60 years between 1954 and 2014 but we also learnt today that he was the last of a line of Borley Vergers stretching back 150 years to 1864. A quite remarkable run of family commitment to the church.
Tom’s instructions for his funeral were exact and included the request that there be no flowers other than cauliflowers which resulted in the wonderful display on his coffin today.
Tom was a great man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace dear Tom