Funerals

Our love for one another does not cease when someone we love dies.  We naturally want to do the right thing – what they might have wanted – and mark their living and their passing with a Christian funeral.

We are here to help you organise, conduct and celebrate a funeral.

The death of a spouse, parent, friend, or even a child, is a difficult moment that most of us have to face at some point in our lives.  Getting it “right” can be a challenge as there are often competing claims and ideas of what is wanted.

The most important thing is to consult with the parish clergy as soon as you can and work with them to put together a funeral liturgy that is fitting and dignified and helps family, friends, and neighbours grieve in a Christian, hope filled way.  It is a good idea to collect ideas for hymns, and scripture readings as well as incidental music together and bring them along to discuss with the clergy who will help you choose what fits best.

You will also probably want to think about some form of tribute or eulogy that can be read out at some point.  The main thing here is not to make it too long.  Probably a couple of sides of typed A4 will give you plenty of room.

You will also want to consult a Funeral Director and there are many good ones locally that can be recommended.

The Parish Office is on 01483 272075 and you can email us by clicking here.

Readings for Funerals are best discussed with the parish clergy but here are some resources that could prove helpful in your preparations.

Sample Bidding Prayers for Funerals

LIST of Funeral Readings (Eastertide)

List of Funeral Readings (Ordinary Time)

Suggested Readings and outline service for funeral of a child