Bereavement

The Anglican Clergy Team count it a privilege to be invited to conduct the funeral of a parishioner, whether in  church or at the crematorium, irrespective of whether the person who has died has had a connection with the church.

Whilst the clergy can be contacted direct, often arrangements are made through the funeral director, and we are blessed with caring and sensitive undertakers locally.

The Vicar who will be conducting the funeral will be in touch with the bereaved, and will meet them, both to be with them in their grief and to discuss the detail of the funeral service. 

Useful information about funeral services is here.

A prayer for those who are bereaved
Beloved God,
the power of your unending love
will see us through the times
when we feel empty and bereft.
When the days are long and desolate
draw us to your heart.
Reassure us that the love we share
with one another
will go on into eternity.
Beloved God, thank you for love
that is stronger than death.
Amen.

You may also wish to visit the following pages for information and help with grief and bereavement:

Child Death Helpline: http://www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk/

Cruse Bereavement Care: Tel: 01234 340321 http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society): 28 Portland Place, London W1N 4DE Tel: 0171 4365881 http://www.uk-sands.org/

National Association of Widows, 54-57 Alison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5TH Tel: 0121 643 8348

Compassionate Friends - For bereaved parents 6 Denmark Street, Bristol BS1 5DQ Tel: 0272 292778

Cot Death Helpline Tel: 0171 235 1721 (24hrs)