A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life of a loved one at the end of their journey in this world and to commend them into God’s keeping.
The Funeral service of the Anglican Church can be simple and quiet with only a few members of the family present or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a packed church. It is strongly recommended that the funeral take place in the parish church, though it may also be conducted in a funeral home chapel or a crematorium chapel. The service will be based on the Book of Alternative Services.
Whatever the pattern of service, the words and actions all speak of a loving God and the preciousness to him of every human being, and, in particular, the person you love who has died. For further information, please contact the church office.