Sara Scanlon’s funeral will be held at 12.30pm on Saturday 16th July at St James RC Church, Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 3FD. Please find the funeral order of service for those who can’t attend.

Please see below for a map and directions from Reading Station. Parking is available in the retail park opposite the church (you will need to collect a permit from a steward wearing a yellow jacket in the car park).

All are welcome to attend both the funeral mass and refreshments after the service.

In lieu of flowers for her funeral, Sara requested donations to be made in her memory to the National Deaf Children’s Society ( and CommuniCare (

Sara’s family would like to ask you to come to the funeral dressed as Sara would have known you, to celebrate her life and work.

Walking directions to St. James Church from Reading Station


St. James Church is within 8 minutes walking distance from Reading Station.

Exit from Reading Station through the main concourse past M&S and down the steps by the RailAir lounge. Turn left and cross the small road leading to the station short-stay car park. Continue down Forbury Road and cross the road at the traffic lights.
Pass in front of the Rising Sun pub, turn right up The Forbury and cross the road onto a footpath leading to the Forbury Gardens.
Bear left onto Forbury Road, walk along with Forbury Gardens on your right and you’ll find yourself at the gates of St James Church right after the Forbury Gardens.