Anyone who lives in or is connected with the Parish may be entitled to have their funeral service in Church prior to burial or cremation.
A parishioner’s funeral service is an entitlement whether they attended Church or not. For someone who did attend services in a Church, it is most appropriate if their service takes place in the Church where they worshipped.
You will need to contact a Funeral Director at some point to make the arrangements but do feel free to contact the Clergy too if you wish. The minister who is going to take the service will arrange a meeting to get to know the family beforehand (if they don’t already know them) and to discuss aspects of the service with them.
After the service you are welcome to keep in touch and the Church will give as much support as it can in the months and years following the death. Each year during November there is a memorial service. Relatives of all those whose funeral services have been led by Clergy from St George’s are welcome to attend. Please contact the office to ensure that you are invited.
Some people like to plan their funeral service prior to their death. If you would like to have such a discussion, a member of the Clergy will be very happy to talk to you about it.