Death is the great intruder into life, whether sudden or after a long illness. We aim to have a priest or other minister available 24/7 to respond with telephone support or a home visit when someone is near death or has died. Please telephone the Reverend Nicki on 07769871237. If nobody can come to the phone, please leave a message. The priest or minister can be invited to say prayers around the time of death and give pastoral support to bereaved people.
Quite quickly you will need to choose a Funeral Director, who will attend to, and give advice about, all the practical details, and you can leave it to him to contact the minister about the funeral or if you would prefer please do contact us directly. We understand that you may prefer to wait some days, to gather your thoughts and be with family and friends, before speaking with a minister about the funeral. Acting on your instructions, the Funeral Director will book the time, date, place and minister for the funeral.
The minister is able to conduct the service in church or at the crematorium or both should that be your wish or that of the deceased. We will work with you and do our best to ensure that the service suits the wishes of you and the deceased.
The National Association of Funeral Directors has a useful section on Frequently Asked Questions.
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