Funerals can be conducted in church, or at the crematorium, or a combination of church and crematorium/churchyard. A funeral in church allows a little more time for the service than the crematorium. Many people choose to come to church for the main part of the service, before going on to the crematorium or churchyard for the committal. A funeral service will express praise and thanksgiving for the life of the deceased, offer prayers and enable relatives and friends to begin their mourning. A church funeral will always include the celebration of Christian hope of life in some different dimension after death.
Although it is terribly difficult time, please let us know as soon as possible when a Parishioner or a loved one has died. The first step in booking a funeral is to ring your local Funeral Director who will advise you of costs and take care of all details for you.
The clergy always visit before a funeral, to discuss the service and to offer support. Follow-up support and pastoral care is available from the parish. The clergy pray each day for those who have been bereaved and commend to God’s love those who have died.