Funerals and Memorial Services at St Andrew’s

Angels help us to adore himWe offer our condolences to you if you have recently lost a loved one. This will be a very sad and difficult time. Funerals are a very important way of marking the close of a human life on Earth. They are an opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to gather up the threads of the life of the deceased, to give thanks for them and to commend them to God’s keeping.

When someone close to you has just died, arranging a funeral may not feel the easiest thing to do. We are here to help.Whatever pattern of service you want, whether in church, crematorium or burial, we can help you. The words and actions of the service all speak of a loving God and the preciousness to God of every human being. As Christians, we believe that death marks not the end of life, but a new beginning as we move from earthly life to a greater life with God.

If you would like Fr Paul to lead your service please do not book a date at the crematorium or cemetery until you have agreed a date and time with him, otherwise he may not be available. We are also happy to conduct memorial services.

In November, we will invite you to our All Souls Service where the names of those who have died will be read out. In the context of a beautifully sung requiem mass it is another chance for you to reflect on your loved ones.