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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Burial of Ashes
St Matthews has a Garden of Remembrance in which ashes can be interred.
For further details contact: Revd Canon Sue Brewer email@example.com