Funerals

Our church and minister are here to help people approaching the end of their lives and to enable their loved ones to prepare a suitable service to mark their life. As Christians we believe God is always with us, and that Jesus Christ overcame death for us all, but we are sensitive about the way we express this as we care for people and help them to arrange a funeral.

Sometimes, when a person is dying, their family or friends may ask a minister to say prayers with them at a hospital bedside or at home. Our minister is willing to be contacted about this.

When someone has died, there may be a decision to have a short service at the crematorium first, and then come to church for a longer service of thanksgiving, on the same day or some time later. The more traditional way has been to have the church service first and then go to the crematorium or graveside to commit the body.

Either of these patterns is possible, and the best thing is to contact the minister directly or through the church office (open Monday to Fridays 10-12) at an early stage, so as to explore the options together.