“Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen”

The Christian funeral is a liturgical celebration of the Church. Church funerals, by which the Church seeks spiritual support for the deceased, honours their bodies, and at the same time brings the solace of hope to the living, are celebrated with dignity and compassion and love.

If you are responsible for organizing the funeral of a relative or friend, then please arrange either directly or through the funeral director to meet with the parish priest. He will be able to assist you with the funeral rite: eulogies, readings, hymns and music, as well as minister to you in your bereavement.

To contact a priest, please telephone 01227-462896.