TRIBUTE HAS BEEN PAID to Zane Gbangbola (7) by his parish priest. Zane, who died on Saturday 8 February, had regularly attended Holy Trinity, Lyne, along with his parents Nicole and Kye, who remain in hospital.
"The congregation of Holy Trinity church, Lyne is joining with a family, St George's Junior school, Weybridge, and the whole of Chertsey, Lyne and Longcross as we mourn the death of Zane Gbangbola,â€ said the Revd Laurence Gamlen, Priest in Charge of Holy Trinity..
â€œWe are a community in shock at a young life which has ended abruptly.
â€œZane, as well as his father Kye and Mother Nicole are well known and much loved members of our church family and congregation here at Holy Trinity, we knew zane to be a lively, happy child who brightened up the lives of all who met him.
â€œWe will miss his sense of fun and in particular the way in which he enjoyed playing with the younger children in our church family.
Prayers said for family as condolence book opened
Prayers were said in church on Sunday morning for Zane, and for his parents both of whom remain in hospital, and Holy Trinity church remains open for anyone who feels the need for a quiet space, or time for reflection and prayer. A book of Condolence has also been opened in Zane's memory.
â€œAs Christians, we believe in the power of God's presence to comfort those who mourn, and we pray for His presence to be made very real to Kye and Nicole; with Zane's school friends and wider network of friends and family, as they begin to come to terms with their loss,â€ said Laurence.
â€œOur thoughts and prayers are also with all those who are investigating this tragic situation."