A funeral is an extremely important event as we to give thanks for the life of someone who has died. A funeral service allows us to pay our respects, express our love and our sorrow, commend our loved one to God and to comfort one another in our grief.
As Christians we believe that every human being is precious to God and that each of us reflects something of God, It is therefore a great privilege to support and to share with grieving family and friends as they prepare to mark the life of a loved one. We see helping with the preparations, the funeral day and support afterwards as being a very important part of our parish ministry.
We hold funerals services here at St Barnabas and also offer services at local crematoria and cemeteries. Funeral services are taken by both the Vicar of St Barnabas and by our Lay Pastoral Minister.
There is a very clear framework for the funeral service which is helpful but there are also many possibilities and choices within this. It is appropriate for every funeral service to be unique and to reflect the personality of the person who has died. We would be very happy to advise and to assist you in choosing what to include in the service.
Some people also want to talk in advance about their own funeral service or what to talk honestly about hope for the future after death. Please do get in touch with the Vicar or the Lay Pastoral Minister if you’d like to have such a conversation. We’d be very glad to help.
If you require any further information please send us an email, call Fr Edmund Cargill Thompson on 020 8422 3775 or the Church administrator on 07982 100 884
‘I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord’ – Romans 8:38-9
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