Blandon Churchyard, where Winston Churchill is buried, is like many similar village churchyards. There is a lich-gate 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 lich-gate.
Over the lich-gate 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
Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible
College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.