Bereavement

The loss of a loved one, whether expected or sudden, is a painful and distressing experience. As well as the dedicated service offered by our local Undertakers, the church, and particularly the Minister, would wish to offer support and practical assistance towards the arrangements for a funeral.

Whilst many families will understandably choose to hold a funeral service at the Crematorium, or sometimes at the Cemetery Chapel, we would remind you that similarly it is possible to hold a funeral service in church (seating for, in excess of 350 people).

Services in church can be followed by Cremation or Burial and increasingly services take the form of a “Celebration of Life” or “Thanksgiving Service” or “Memorial Service”, either before or after the committal ceremony wherever that is to be.

If you are arranging a funeral, guided by the undertakers, it is worth stressing that you encourage a conversation between the Undertaker and the Minister to ensure there are no diary clashes with the preferred date for the funeral service.

Naturally, the Church would wish to send its condolences to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one and will uphold them in their prayers.


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