The Church is a Field Hospital for Sinners.
The purpose of the Funeral Liturgy is:
Celebrating a Funeral
The Church encourages us to celebrate the funeral in three main stages:
When it is not practical to celebrate all three stages the funeral may comprise a single act of worship either in a cemetery chapel or crematorium.
The parish clergy will help you consider what is best and practical for your particular circumstances. They will ensure the services are true to the tradition of the Church, appropriate to the one who has died, and those who gather to pray for them.
Please ensure that you make contact with the priest who will lead the funeral service before finalising any arrangements with the Funeral Director.
Who will help me plan the funeral services?
The priest, deacon, or other nominated members of the parish community will be happy to help.
Click here for a guide to help you plan your loved ones or even your own funeral.