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FUNERALS

FUNERAL SERVICE

A Funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief together, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping.

A Funeral service may be very short and quiet with just a few members of the family present or a larger occasion with music, hymns and a packed church. It may be held in Church or at a Crematorium or at both.

 

Every person has the right to a Funeral in their Parish Church and you can also hold a funeral in one of our Churches if you are connected to it in any way. Our ministry team can also conduct funeral services at a crematorium or elsewhere.

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ARRANGING A FUNERAL

For help and guidance in planning a loved one's funeral, please contact Tim, our Priest-in-Charge on 07808 865716 or email using the link below being sure to leave a contact telephone number.

 

Further information about Funerals in the Church of England may be found by going to the website below.

AFTER THE FUNERAL


People who have lost someone close to them are often so busy with practical details and arrangements leading up to the Funeral that they do not experience the full sense of their loss until later. Grieving is a natural and important part of coming to terms with healing this loss and it may continue for several months. If asked, members of the churches will always try to help you.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY SERVICE


On the evening of 1st November each year, a service of remembrance and thanksgiving is held at All Saints Church in Ravensden at which all those whose Funerals have been conducted in any of our Parish Churches or at the Crematorium in the previous twelve months are remembered. You are very welcome to attend.