First Presbyterian Church to broadcast RCMP funerals

Published on June 9, 2014

First Presbyterian Church is offering a place for Pictou County to collectively mourn the RCMP officers killed in Moncton.

Today they will be showing the RCMP funerals in Moncton on the large screen at First Presbyterian Church on MacLean Street in New Glasgow. 

“This gives us an opportunity to show our support to our police together as a community and as a community, grieve,” said Rev. Glen Matheson.  “While some may wish to watch the TV broadcast alone at home, many find being with others important at such a sad occasion.”

Nine years ago, following the death of four Mounties at Mayerthorpe, Pictou District RCMP held a public service at First Church, he said.  Despite blizzard conditions and the Pictou Causeway closed due to drifting conditions, over 1,100 people attended the service.

All are welcome to attend all or part of the funeral. The funeral is set to begin at 1 p.m. but the church will be open and the broadcast shown starting at noon.