A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks and celebrate the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God’s keeping.
A funeral service, whether in a parish church or a crematorium chapel, may be very short and quiet with only a few members of the family present, or an occasion with music, hymns and a packed church.
If you want the vicar of St John's to take the service, please contact her before any other funeral arrangements are made to make sure that the church and the vicar are available.
The funeral director plays a very important part in all these arrangements and will want to know if the funeral is to be in the parish church or if it is to take place at the crematorium. Two local funeral directors are:
After the Funeral
During the season of Advent, a Memory Tree is placed in church. Names of loved ones can be added to the tree.
Annual Memorial Service
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