A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping.
Everyone is entitled to either a Christian burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest, whether or not they were churchgoers. Speak to the Rector for more information.
When somebody you love dies, there’s a lot to think about and it can feel overwhelming at the time. There are some useful resources on the Church of England website which may help you start your thinking about the service for your family member or friend.
But don’t worry – the Rector will not expect you to ‘know all the answers’. She is there to help you plan the service and to support you in your loss.
Light a Candle
Lighting a candle can be a helpful way to pray for someone. You can do this in a church, or online. An online candle will help you think about someone who has recently died and pray for all those who miss them.
Click on this picture to light a candle now.