Funerals at St. John’s

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life and commend the person into God’s keeping. These can be a small quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to your local Vicar for more information.

In Christian tradition the funeral ends with a burial of either the coffin or ashes. If you have chosen a cremation you may bury the ashes in the churchyard, or use the cremations Garden of Remembrance. The ashes may be buried a few days after the funeral with a very brief service.

In may cases arranging a  funeral keeps people so busy that they don’t feel their loss fully until afterwards.

Grieving is natural and important, and it mat take a long time. Many people find that others who have lost a loved one can offer valuable comfort and support. Some churches have annual memorial services to remember those who have passed away and you may find it helpful to attend.

For more information please contact us on 01652653989

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