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. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

Planning a funeral is a spiritual as well as practical matter. It is a natural time to take stock of one’s own life and prepare for the life we believe is to come for all those who love and trust God. Death is something many people don’t want to talk about but for a Christian it is a time to consider the hope that comes with trusting in Jesus for life here and now and for eternal life which he offers to all people.

If you would like to talk to someone about planning a funeral service then please contact the Parish Office.

The Church of England also provides some useful guidance on funerals