Funerals

Planning for funeral and memorial services is one of the most important things that the church can help you do. We need to honour those who have died and to offer support and care for those left behind. We will work with you to make the service personal, special and one in which family and friends can find comfort, support and hope as they say goodbye to the person they have loved and lost. Please contact Vanda at any time Tel: 01736 810216.

Father of all, by whose mercy and grace
your saints remain in everlasting light and peace:
we remember with thanksgiving those whom we love but see no longer;
and we pray that in them your perfect will may be fulfilled;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not suffer your foot to stumble; he who watches over you will not sleep.

 

Sometimes people like to prepare for their own funeral, or ask if they can have prayers said over them at the time of death. It is an honour to be asked to be part of this ministry so please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Church of England’s website says:
“A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to your local vicar for more information.”