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Arranging a funeral at St Matthew's

Funerals and Memorial services are usually arranged by your Funeral Directors in the first instance, who will contact the Parish Office on your behalf to book both the Church and the Priest to take the service.


The Priest will then be in touch to arrange a pastoral visit with you, and to help you decide the details and content of the service (for example your choice of hymns and readings), so that it reflects a worthy and apt thanksgiving for the life of your loved one.


We have a Book of Remembrance in Church, in which your loved one's name can be inscribed (and viewed in future years on the anniversary of their death, or other special date such as birth or wedding anniversary if you prefer) - please ask at the Parish Office if you would like their name to be added.


On All Souls’ Day, on the 2nd of November each year, there is also an opportunity to remember loved ones at a special Requiem Mass, at which you will be most welcome.


We pray for you in your sad loss, that you may know God's peace, love and comfort surrounding you and your family.