‘Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.’ (John 14: 1–4)
Death can happen at any stage, whether you are young or old. It can be expected or sudden. It can be a tragedy or a release. Christians believe that through the resurrection there is new life in Christ after our death. But even those who share such faith find that there is a real sense of loss at the death of a loved one.
The funeral service is an occasion 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. Please contact Revd Mary Copping, 07921 866016, if someone has died and you wish to arrange a funeral.