When someone has died
Suffering a bereavement can be a difficult experience for anyone. It is often disorienting, traumatic, and exhausting. Whatever the circumstances, we are here to offer you and those around you support, hope, and love. We are deeply honoured when we are asked to be with you during this time.
When it comes to arranging a funeral, we are happy to conduct them both in our churches as well as at local crematoria. It is usually easiest to contact a funeral director first, who will then co-ordinate everything with us, but we can also be a first point of contact. To see what is distinctive about having a Church of England funeral, click the button below which has lots of helpful information
After a funeral
Grief does not just stop when a funeral has finished, and we don't stop caring about you. After a funeral, either one of the clergy or our pastoral care team will remain in touch to offer you our support.
Once a year we invite all those who have lost loved ones to our annual service of remembrance and thanksgiving, usually early in November, when the church celebrates All Souls Day. At this service we read out the names of those we love but see no longer, and light candles in their memory.
If you are struggling personally after a bereavement, no matter how long ago it was, it's good to talk. Click the button below to arrange a meeting with us.