Funeral services conducted by any of our priest from the parish and may be held in any of the churches in the parish, at the crematorium, the cemetery or in the funeral directors’ chapels. The officiating clergy will plan the service with the family members or friends of the person who has died and in cooperation with the funeral directors. Funeral services are a very important part of the ministry in this Parish.
God’s love and power extend over all creation. Every life, including our own, is precious to God. Christians have always believed that there is hope in death as in life, and that there is new life in Christ over death. Even those who share such faith find that there is a real sense of loss at 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. To acknowledge this at the funeral service should help us to use this occasion to express our faith and our feelings as we say farewell, to acknowledge our loss and our sorrow, and to reflect on our own mortality.