Christians believe in resurrection: that is, in God’s power to raise the dead to eternal life with him. We believe this because of our faith in Jesus’ resurrection from the grave, as witnessed by his disciples. Belief in the resurrection gives us hope even in the darkest times of grief, pain and sorrow.
Even those who share such faith find there is a real sense of loss at the time of the death of a loved one. We will each have had our own experiences of their life and death, with different memories and different feelings of love, grief and respect. A Christian funeral service will acknowledge this and be an occasion for those present to express their faith and feelings as we say farewell, and to acknowledge the feelings of loss and sorrow as we commend the departed into the hands of God.
When a death occurs it almost always takes us by surprise and it is never an easy time. You are always welcome to talk to us around the time of the death of a loved one. When it comes to the practicalities, to arrange a funeral in the first instance you should contact a funeral director who will advise you of the process and then liaise with the Church to find a time for the service which is suitable for all concerned.
Funeral Services can be arranged with the parish priest.