A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping.


In the sad event of the death of someone who is close to you, it is usually the case that you should make your first contact with a local funeral director who will guide you through everything that needs to be done, including liaising with the church to arrange the date and time of the service.


Many families often find themselves ‘being brave’ for one another, though sometimes it can mean that those who feel the loss of a loved-one the most have no-one with whom they feel they can speak openly and honestly about how they feel.
That can be especially difficult when you don’t feel as strong on the inside as you would like or seem to your closest friends and family. 
So we’re here for as long as you feel you need support. 
There are also a number of charities and services that offer bereavement care and advice. We have listed a few of them below, to find out how they can help please visit their website by clicking on their name:
Cruse Bereavement Care
 Care for the Family
Bereavement UK 
Child Bereavement UK
 Child Death Helpline
 Grief Encounter