A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend your loved one into God's keeping.
A funeral service in the Church of England may be a short intimate gathering of family and friends, an occasion of great solemnity or even a celebration of a life completed with music, hymns and prayers of thanksgiving.
A funeral service may also contain a celebration of Holy Communion. Whatever the pattern of service, the words and actions speak of a loving God and the preciousness to Him of every human being.
We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.
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