FuneralsWe will be there to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A church-led funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed Funeral Enquiry
If you have recently been bereaved, the clergy and people of St Peter’s want to assure you that we will do all we can to make this difficult time more bearable for you.
If you are visiting this page to enquire about support after bereavement, please contact the Vicar or at church, on Sundays or during the week. If you have already arranged a funeral director, mention to them that you would like to be put in contact with someone from St Peter’s and they will help you to make arrangements.
As soon as you have made contact with us about arranging a funeral, the minister taking the service will be available to talk with you about anything that concerns you, particularly, of course, planning the funeral itself, but also thinking beyond the day of the funeral to the weeks and months ahead.
Some questions may be better answered by the funeral directors, but we will do our best to offer helpful and reassuring advice or information whenever you need it. Click here to download an information booklet about having a funeral service in church.
If you don’t know where to start when thinking about the service, there are plenty of suggestions for music, hymns and readings on the Church of England website. We hope this resource will be helpful, but the minister who is taking the service will be pleased to give you advice and support throughout the preparation for the funeral.
hear our prayers and comfort us;
renew our trust in your Son,
whom you raised from the dead;
strengthen our faith
that all who have died in the love of Christ
will share in his resurrection;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
After the Funeral
After the funeral the minister who conducted the service will aim to be in touch with you, but please feel free to contact him/her. Supporting those who have been bereaved through a time when there are so many adjustments to be made is an important part of our ministry.
We will normally pray for your family for a number of weeks afterwards in our main Sunday services and at daily prayers.
We’re here for as long as you feel you need support.
All Souls Service
Recently bereaved families are invited to take part in a special service during which we remember their loved ones, on the Sunday evening nearest to All Souls Day. This year the service will be on the 1st of November 2020.