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Funerals and memorials

A funeral is an act of worship in which we commend a life into the hands of God, in hope and reassurance of the resurrection of the dead.

Saying goodbye to one we love is difficult. A priest will journey alongside you at this time, supporting you in your grief and helping you to plan the funeral service.

A funeral can take place in our church with either a Requiem Mass or a funeral service, followed by a brief service at the crematorium or graveside. Alternatively, our clergy can take a service at the crematorium only.

Our liturgy provides words of comfort and hope and can be personalised with hymns and readings to create a service that captures the life of the person to whom we are bidding farewell.

We also hold memorial services to help mourners celebrate and pay a tribute of thanks for a life that has ended.

Arrange a funeral or memorial

Please contact the Rector if you would like to arrange for Old Saint Paul’s to conduct a funeral or memorial.