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In Memoriam

At Aston Villa, we recognise that many people spend a lifetime supporting the Club. In recognition of this support, the club offers a number of opportunities for families and friends to remember their loved ones at Villa Park. We also recognise the contributions made by those that have represented the club as players, managers or employees.
There are several ways however that the club and / or fans can honour those we lose ‘In Memorium’.

Memorial Service

Each year, towards the end of each season, our Club Chaplain, Rev Philip Nott, will hold a Memorial Service in one of our suites. Please contact Memorial Service (contact details below) to let us know if you wish to attend this years’ service which will be held towards the end of this season.
Email: foundation@avfc.co.uk

Club Chaplain

Rev Philip J Nott has been the club's local chaplain since September 2017. Philip is a life-long football fan who became Vicar of Aston in 2016. Since moving into the area he has become increasingly involved in partnership with us. He is happy to be contacted by any Villa fan regarding funerals, weddings or other matters. He can be reached on 07863086143 or via @astonvicar on Twitter.

Ken Baker was Villa's club chaplain for 17 years, having taken up the position in July 2000. Ken is a former referee, who officiated at all 92 EFL grounds. Ken is still happy to offer comfort to the families of Villa supporters and is based at Bodymoor Heath. He can be contacted on 01788 575 621.

Memorial book

Our Memorial Book sits in a cabinet in our North Stand reception here at Villa Park. It gives supporters the opportunity to place a message of remembrance for those fans we have sadly lost. If you wish to make arrangements for a message to be printed in the book then please contact us.
We will ensure that the Memorial Book is placed on display at Villa Park for years to come.
Please note that should demand be very high for this, we may need to apply exclusion to dates beyond a certain term.
Email: foundation@avfc.co.uk

Funeral cortége

Should you wish for a funeral cortége to pass by Villa Park and / or our grounds then please contact Keith Wiseman in order for us to make the necessary arrangements. 
Keith Wiseman - funeral cortége
Email: keith.wiseman@avfc.co.uk 
Telephone: 0121 326 1505

Scattering of ashes

Regrettably, the club is no longer in a position to accept requests for the scattering of ashes. We no longer have areas of Villa Park that are suitable for ashes to remain, and we would not want to scatter ashes in locations that would not be fitting or appropriate

‘Holte Enders in the Sky’ 

At our last home match of each season, fans can remember their loved ones who have passed away as part of our ‘Holte Enders in the Sky’ tribute. 

We’re inviting supporters to send a picture and the name of those close to them who have passed away this season. 

Then we will be inviting supporters to join forces at 20mins 18seconds during the Norwich game for an emotional rendition of ‘Holte Enders in the Sky’ – a song for all generations - as the big screen flashes through a gallery of images of the claret and blue army members we have sadly lost. 

To be included, please email a photograph of your loved one to lee.preece@avfc.co.uk.  

Our deadline for accepting images will be 5pm on Friday 26th April 2019.  

Any photos received after this time will be carried forward to the tribute at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Minute’s Applause

There are occasions when fans choose to celebrate a fans life by holding a minute’s applause during a match.  These applause are led and coordinated by fans via social media.  The club is not in a position to offer use of our giant screens and / or promote such occasions, as we sadly lose many fans each season, all of whom would be worthy of such an honour.  This is why we created the Memorial Service to ensure we have time at Villa Park to reflect on the lifetime of support from all those we have lost.

Aston Parish Church

Aston Parish Church welcomes supporters to the church before our home games. If you wish to say a pray for a loved one or simply take time for reflection, the doors are open for Aston Villa supporters.

Aston Parish Church, Witton Lane, Birmingham B6 6QA
Tel: 0121 327 5856

Contact details

Memorial Service & Memorial Book
Email: foundation@avfc.co.uk
Keith Wiseman - funeral cortége
Email: keith.wiseman@avfc.co.uk Telephone: 0121 326 1505
Lee Preece - period of tribute
Email lee.preece@avfc.co.uk Telephone: 0121 326 1502
Merchandising - Club flags
Telephone: 0121 326 1559
AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 31st March 2016