“We surround you with our love and with our prayers”
These beautiful and poignant words are often spoken by the minister as we all gather around a departed loved one and commend them to God and his eternal love and care.
They are also words that are important to us at St Mary’s as we walk with you at this sad time of loss. We feel very privileged to be welcomed into your lives, especially as we help in creating the right kind of service through which to remember and give thanks for your loved one.
All funerals are personal and reflect the life of a unique individual. Your loved one may have left instructions as to the details of the service – and this will be an invaluable framework as we plan the service with you. If not, then we will work with you to create the right kind of service. We can be very flexible in creating a fitting farewell for your loved one.
Whether you hold the service in church with committal elsewhere afterwards, or wholly at a local crematorium, we will remember God’s presence with us and God’s love for each one of us. The hymns, readings and prayers that are chosen will remind us of God’s care and his offer of eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.
For more information and advice about funerals, contact the office on 01455 558797 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for Dawn Matthew (Community Minister) who will be able to guide you through the process.
The Church of England has created a very helpful website with more information about funerals. Click the banner for more information. There is also a way for you to light a virtual candle in memory of a loved one. You may also find Funeral Point a useful website as you plan the service.