God's love and power extend over all creation. Every life, including our own, is precious to God. Christians have always believed that there is hope in death, as in life, and that there is new life in Christ after death. Even those who share such faith find that there is a real sense of loss at the death of a loved one. We will each have had our own experiences of their life and death, with different memories and different feelings of love, grief and respect. To acknowledge all of this should help us to express our faith and our feelings as we say farewell, to acknowledge our loss and our sorrow, and to reflect on our own mortality. Those who mourn need support and consolation. Our presence at the funeral is part of that continuing support.
You can read more about what a funeral means for Christians here.
All are welcome to the funeral services at Saint Peter’s.
If you would like to organise a funeral, or would like to enquire about having a funeral here, please contact Jonathan, the vicar, on 9592 2397 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.