Funerals

Funerals

When a death occurs it is never an easy time. You are always welcome to talk to us about the death of a loved one. When it comes to the practicalities, to arrange a funeral in the first instance you should contact an undertaker who will advise you of the process and then liaise with the Church to find a time for the service which is suitable for all concerned.

God’s love and power extend over all creation. Every life, including our own, is precious to God. Christians have always believed that there is hope in death as in life and that there is new life in Christ over death.

Even those who share such faith find there is a real sense of loss at the time of the death of a loved one. We will each have had our own experiences of their life and death, with different memories and different feelings of love, grief and respect. The funeral service (which is often described as a ‘Service of Thanksgiving’) will acknowledge this and be an occasion for those present to express their faith and feelings as we say farewell and to acknowledge the feelings of loss and sorrow as we commend the departed into the hands of God.

To read more see the Church of England website.