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Funerals and approaching death

Introduction

God’s love and power extend over all creation. Every life, including our own, is precious to God. Christians have always believed that there is hope in death as in life, and that there is new life in Christ over death. Even those who share such faith find that there is a real sense of loss at the death of a loved one. We will each have had our own experiences of their life and death, with different memories and different feelings of love, grief and respect. A funeral service can help us to express our faith and our feelings as we say farewell, to acknowledge our loss and our sorrow, and to reflect on our own mortality.

A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world. For help with planning a funeral service, including suggested hymns, prayers and readings, see the Church of England’s website to read more.

Your Local Church

If you would like a funeral at your local church or crematorium for your loved one, please contact Reverend Mary Ireland 01933 678225, to arrange details.

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