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Funerals at Emmanuel

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church. Sometimes the service is a simple one at the Crematorium or graveside, whilst at other times people wish to come into church (either before or after the funeral service itself) to mark the event.

Funerals can also often be a time when questions are raised, not just about the loved one who has died, but also about our own mortality, and what happens to us beyond death. Many find this to be a time to stand back and think afresh about some of these issues, as well as facing the pain that comes with such a separation – and find the support of others to be of great value.

If you would like to discuss a funeral with one of the clergy, or would value meeting with someone in the aftermath of a bereavement (whether or not you had contact with the church at the time) please contact Tim Meathrel on 01923 845202. If you would like to know more about bereavement counselling, then please contact our bereavement team in the first instance.