A funeral provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather, in church or at the crematorium, give thanks for an individual's life, express their grief and commend their loved one to God's keeping.
Whether you would prefer a funeral service in church, the cemetery or the crematorium, your first step is normally to contact a local firm of funeral directors, who will help you make all the necessary practical arrangements for the service. They will also contact the church to organise a member of clergy to conduct the ceremony. The member of clergy will meet with you to plan the service and discuss what else you may like to happen.
This can often be a concern so please do discuss this with the funeral director or the member of the clergy team when they visit you.
We recognise that this can be a difficult and lonely time and would like to encourage you stay in touch with the church; we want to be able to continue to support you. Three times a year we hold a Memorial Service where there is an opportunity to remember your loved one who has died. We also hold a special service, called “Blue Christmas”, for those who will find Christmas a difficult time. You will receive an invitation to at least one of these services.