Minister channels inner trekkie for Star Trek themed funeral

Fri 21 Jun 2019
By Heather Preston

A minister has dressed up as Captain Kirk to lead a Star Trek themed funeral in Glasgow.

Rev Brian Casey channeled his inner Trekkie to conduct a funeral for Star Trek enthusiast Michael Hendry at Maryhill Crematorium on Friday.

The minister of Springburn Parish Church wore a yellow shirt with the iconic Starfleet delta insignia as he greeted mourners with the Vulcan salute hand gesture.


Rev Casey said: "Mikey had special needs and did not get out the house much and his life revolved round Star Trek.

"He watched it endlessly every day and owned everything you could imagine - clothing, posters, figurines, DVDS.

"So his family wanted a service that reflected his life in a positive way.

"I know some of the theology behind Star Trek and I thought it was an interesting challenge and an excellent way to mark the life of a man who warmed the hearts of his community."

Mr Hendrey's family were delighted by the personalised service the parish provided as some mourners wore Star Trek badges in tribute to Mikey's love of science fiction.



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