Our Mission Statement: To offer our best to God through Worship, Fellowship and Care for the Community
The loss of a loved one is always going to be a most difficult time. Arranging a funeral service is one of many matters demanding your attention.
Contacting a Funeral Director will be amongst the first things you need to do. They will then make preliminary arrangements with us – date and time – also ensuring this co-ordinates with the crematorium where required. They will also provide us with contact details of the next of kin.
Our Bereavement Pastoral Care Assistant at Christ Church would then contact you to let you know which Minister has been appointed to conduct the service.
We will arrange to visit to you at home or, if this is impractical, phone you. We will, with compassion, provide the necessary support and outline the funeral service to you. Here, and later should there be any outstanding matters you wish to raise, you will have ample opportunity to ask any questions.
On the day of the funeral service, the both the Minister and Pastoral Care Assistant will be present at the church well before your fellow mourners arrive.
Annual Memorial Service
Besides our follow-up a few weeks after the service, you will be invited to attend our Annual Memorial Service which is held on the second Sunday in December commencing at 3:00 p.m. The principal aim of the service is to help the bereaved cope with their first Christmas since suffering their loss.
During the service all will be invited to light a candle in memory of their loved one. The Book of Remembrance (pictured), in which is recorded the names of those for whom there is no memorial in the church grounds, will be open to view.
The service is always well attended, with many who have lost loved ones in previous years returning to join us.