A sensitively and professionally planned and delivered funeral provides for one of life’s most important moments. But of course it is a moment when we are at our most vulnerable and in need of thoughtful support and guidance. At Holy Trinity, our ministry of serving the community in this way is a real privilege, and the funeral itself is only a part of that ongoing journey of walking the road alongside the bereaved.
A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, in a form that is appropriate to their needs and whether held in church or at the crematorium or graveside. But it perhaps goes without saying that Holy Trinity itself offers beautiful, historic and spiritually uplifting surroundings together with the sound of the recently restored Willis organ, and the services of our extremely skilled and creative organist.
Please contact the Revd Canon Joanna Abecassis for more information, or with any questions or requests. She will be delighted to hear from you.
For the time being, funerals may take place either in church or at the crematorium or graveside, but with a maximum of 30 people permitted in each case. No singing is permitted in any venue, and face-coverings need to be worn. However, after a few months of practice and with a little thought and careful creativity, these can still be very special and meaningful occasions.
You might also like to think in terms of planning a Service of Thanksgiving at a later date, where more people can be present, hymns may be sung, and we can thank God for a life well-lived, with joy.