Blandon Churchyard, where Winston Churchill is buried, is like many similar village churchyards. There is a lichgate at the entrance. Here the bearers could wait with the casket until the minister came out to escort them into the church. If the weather was inclement, they had some shelter beneath the roof of the lichgate.

Over the lichgate at Blandon are these words, "I know that my Redeemer liveth." One sees them, not upon entering, but upon leaving! How comforting to a family who has just left the body of a loved one in the churchyard! How comforting it is to us all to remember we have a deathless Redeemer!


Michael Shannon, Preaching March/April 2002