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 for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping.
- You may request your parish priest to officiate at the funeral of a loved one and he/she will be pleased to do so.
- The Funeral Service may take place either in Church (this is recommended in terms of space if you expect more than 40 mourners to attend) or in the Chapel of the Cemetery or Crematorium.
- You may choose either cremation, or burial in a cemetery. St Paul's Churchyard is full, burial in a new grave is not possible.
- Cremated Remains may be buried in the Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's.
- The parish priest will visit you before the funeral to get to know you a little, to gather details of your loved one's life and achievements, and to discover what hymns, music or readings you would like in the service. He/she may also visit you afterwards to make sure you are OK.
‘I am the resurrection and the life,’ says the Lord. ‘Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”