Funerals and Memorial Services
Church services, Requiem Messes, and Crematorium Funerals
Funerals can be a deeply emotional occasions when we say farewell to loved ones and commend their souls to God’s care. At All Saints’ we can help you to provide the best possible send off for your loved ones, and to remind you of God’s continuing love for you.
There are several advantages to having a funeral service in church:
When planning a funeral, you can contact the Parish Office for a preliminary conversation about the service. Make sure you also contact your chosen Funeral Director as soon as possible – they will arrange dates and times for the service directly with the Parish Priest. The Minister conducting the service will arrange a meeting with you to discuss the service and to assist in making the necessary arrangements.
HM Government set the limit to people attending funeral services to 30 during the pandemic. Crematoria, cemeteries, and funeral homes may enforce lower maximum numbers.
Prayers at a time of Bereavement
O God, who brought us to birth,
and in whose arms we die,
in our grief and shock contain
and comfort us;
embrace us with your love,
give us hope in our confusion
and grace to let go into new life;
through Jesus Christ.
Risen Lord Jesus, draw near to us
as we walk this lonely road.
Pierce our weary sorrow and gladden
our heavy hearts as you go with us,
and bring us in the end
to your heavenly table.
What we offer
We offer a variety of services – at the time of funeral, afterwards, and on the anniversary of death.