When someone you love dies you suddenly have a lot of decisions to make and this can be very hard on top of the emotional challenges of this time.
It helps if a loved one has left his or her wishes about the funeral, but this isn’t often the case, and so for most people there are decisions to be made about what kind of funeral would be most fitting, where it should be, what will be sung and said.
Obviously your first point of contact is with the Funeral Directors and they will help you with all the arrangements. If you wish the service to be at St Mary’s church the funeral director will contact us to fix the date. One of our ministers will then arrange to meet with you to discuss the service.
Whether you have the service at St Mary’s or at the crematorium we are here to support you in your time of loss. The church is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day if you wish to come and pray and light a candle. You may also write a request for prayer in the book to be found in the side chapel. And please do not hesitate to contact one of the clergy if you need further support and prayer.
The following web page link gives more background information about what happens at a Church of England funeral service www.cofe.anglican.org/lifeevents/funerals