Funerals

 

We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.

Christians believe that each and every person is uniquely made in the image of God. So a Church of England funeral is a good place to give thanks for all that was special about the person you knew and loved.

Funeral can be held in a place that you choose – whether a church, a crematorium or a burial ground.

We can also include unique details, whether that is what people wear, the music that is played, readings that are chosen or simply a photograph at the front. Please talk to the vicar about the person you want to give thanks for and work out what is possible.

The prayers at a funeral can also reflect a unique life. They could include prayers for work or a hobby that has been important, for those who have cared during a final illness and for family members by name. They can be led by the vicar or by someone amongst family or friends who are at ease leading prayers in public.

The Church of England has a very helpful website: www.churchofenglandfunerals.org/

For more information please contact the vicar.


All Saints' has a Bereavement Support group; we have a number of volunteers who are able to visit and support those suffering loss.


This page uses content from the Church of England’s website: www.churchofenglandfunerals.org/

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