Funerals and bereavement in Stapleford
As the local parish church, we are committed to serve the community all through life’s ups and downs. But when someone you love dies, it can be particularly devastating.
At times like this we want to support you wherever we can, so if you are looking for help in arranging a funeral, or you need some bereavement care, please do contact the vicar.
When a death occurs in the parish, we liaise closely with the local funeral directors and can help in practical ways with music, readings, flowers in church and suggestions how to make the funeral service as personal as possible.
Some people want a service in church followed by the burial or cremation; others prefer to go straight to the crematorium for the ceremony. If you wish to have any sort of Christian element to the service, we are here to offer whatever help is appropriate for your family.
An annual Bereavement Service is held to support those families who have been bereaved and help them experience God’s strength and comfort in the months and years that follow. For details of the next one please contact the parish office.
A Book of Remembrance is left in the Memorial Chapel at St Helens and records the names of those in the parish who have died. Many bereaved people find it helpful to come to the church and spend some time in quiet contemplation around the anniversary of the death of a loved one and see their name remembered in such a way.