Funerals can now be held in church, subject to government restrictions on numbers. Church of England Clergy can also offer prayers at a funeral at the crematorium or graveside. Do get in touch through your funeral director if you would like to arrange a religious service.
After churches re-open it will be possible to arrange a memorial service in church to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one, and to allow those who were not able to attend the funeral to say goodbye. Do contact us if you would like to arrange this.
The Church of England has provided some prayers and other materials that you can use at home if you would like to remember a loved one, but are not able to attend the funeral. You can find these here.
Burial of Ashes: Ashes can be buried in St Matthews Garden of Remembrance. This is open at the current time, but only 6 mourners can attend. Alternatively, we would be happy to arrange a service to inter ashes after the current restrictions are lifted.
Contact: Revd Canon Sue Brewer 07930 492323 email@example.com
Our Annual Memorial Service to remember those who have died will be at 4pm on Sunday 1st November. An opportunity to remember loved ones, hear their names read out and reflect on those we have lost. So that we can sure safe space for all, please let us know if you are planning to attend: Phone 07930 492323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also phone or email to leave names that you would like read out on the day.
When you lose a loved one, your parish church is there to support you, whether or not you attend our church. We aim to offer funerals which are sensitive to the wishes of the family and the deceased person and which celebrate their lives appropriately as we say goodbye. Our funeral service is full of hope, for we believe in life beyond death and the hope of Jesus Christ, but we understand that this is a painful time and we are there to support you.
For more information contact the Vicar, or speak to your funeral director about having a Christian funeral, either in church or in a crematorium. If you would like to have your funeral in church, you will have a beautiful setting and lovely music as you remember your loved one. It is not expensive and we will try to make the funeral a memorable and holy occasion.
‘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.’
Once a year we hold a special service to remember those who have died. In 2020 this will be on Sunday 1st November at 4pm. If you would like further details or to receive an invitation nearer the time, contact the Revd Canon Sue Brewer email@example.com
Burial of Ashes
St Matthews has a Garden of Remembrance in which ashes can be interred.
For further details contact: Revd Canon Sue Brewer firstname.lastname@example.org