The sacred space of St Peter’s offers a place of beauty and tranquillity for funeral ceremonies in the presence of God.
A funeral at St Peter’s offers a time to give thanks for a life, to pray for those whom we love but see no longer, and to pray for ourselves as we seek God’s comfort.
Planning the service
By giving thanks to God for the life of someone close, we can find comfort even in a time of distress. For some people, planning a funeral service with family and friends can help with the grieving process, but if you are not sure how you would like the funeral to run, please speak to St Peter’s clergy, as they will be very happy to help you to choose suitable readings, hymns and prayers.
If the priest did not know your loved one well, it will help them to to talk with you to build up a picture of the person’s life.
There is a useful guide to funeral services on the Church of England website. It is sensitively written and addresses some common questions.
The clergy are always happy to undertake visits, especially during times of bereavement. Please do not hesitate to get in touch – contact details are at the bottom of this page.
St Peter’s also offers a Grief and Loss Support Group to support those who have been bereaved. Even if you are experiencing grief for someone who died several years ago, you are welcome to get in touch.