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 after 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. To acknowledge this
at the beginning of the service should help us to use this occasion 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. Those who mourn need support and consolation.

At these times, the Church can provide you with a safe haven and a priest willing to be there for you so that you can work through what has happened and what is happening. We can help you with making funeral arrangements, organising what you want to happen and conducting the service.

Bereavement Care

If you have recently experienced a death, you might also want someone who is simply willing to listen and walk with you at this time. No one can experience your grief, but we can listen.

Another group that might be of help are: Cruse Bereavement Care (0844 477 9400).