Funerals and Thanksgivings
We would like to begin by expressing our condolences on your loss.
We are here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times.
A Church of England-led funeral is available to everyone - whether you attend Church or not - giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.
The funeral does not have to be in a place of worship or other religious setting. Even if you want your loved one’s funeral to be led by the Vicar, you don’t have to have the service in a church, it could be in a cremation or at a woodland burial site.
We realise that although we are made in the image of God, everyone is unique and therefore no two Christian funerals are alike. There are no rules about the type of coffin, or the colours you can wear. (Although there are some restrictions on the type and look of a gravestone and the kind of things that can go in a churchyard.)
As part of the planning for the funeral the person who will be taking the funeral service will meet with you to help you choose music, readings and make the arrangements for the service.
At Holy Trinity we want to help you say goodbye to your loved one and commit them to God’s mercy, in a way that it is appropriate and fitting for them.
The first step however, is to find a funeral director and to explain to them that you would like a Christian funeral at Holy Trinity.
The funeral director will then co-ordinate dates with the various people involved, and pass your details to us so that we can finalise arrangements with you.
You can find lots of helpful information, including popular hymns and Bible readings, at the Church or England website.