Funerals at All Saints & Holy Trinity


Christians believe that when we die, God promises that we will be with him in a wonderful place where death and pain are gone forever. Whatever the circumstances of death, these words of hope are a great comfort to those who attend a funeral.

When someone dies, although we can’t see the person we love anymore, Christians believe that through the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we will see that person again. It might be in a very different form, in a very different way, but that is the Christian hope, and that is the message everyone will hear when they come to a Church of England funeral.

If some you know and love has died, a funeral led by the vicar can be held in church, by a graveside or at the crematorium. The Vicar will be able to guide and support you every step of the way.

If you’ve ever had to organise a funeral for someone you knew and loved, you may have realised how hard this can be. A funeral acknowledges the sadness of all those who will miss the person who has died, but it also gives thanks for a unique life.

So you’ll have wanted to make choices that the person you knew would have liked, celebrating who they were and all that they meant to others in their life. But you would have also wanted things that helped you to remember the person. If you leave details of what you’d like included in your own funeral, it can make these choices so much easier for your family during an undoubtedly difficult time. As well as thinking about your family, you’re part of the lives of a wide range of people; colleagues, friends, neighbours. How do you think they will remember you? You might even try talking to some of them about it.

By planning ahead, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that your family and friends have a good idea of things that really matter to you.

If you would like to plan your funeral, then you can speak with the Vicar who will be able to guide you and help you to make the choices you want for your service, when the time comes.