|The first step in booking a funeral is to ring your local funeral director.|
|A list of funeral directors can be found in the Yellow Pages.|
|Funerals can be conducted in church, at the crematorium, or at the cemetery or there can be a combination of church and crematorium/cemetery.|
|A church funeral allows a little more time for the service than either the crematorium or cemetery.|
|Many people choose to use the church for the main part of the service, then the crematorium or cemetery for the final committal.|
|A good funeral service will enable relatives and friends to begin their mourning, but will also express praise and thanksgiving for the life of the deceased.|
|Our funeral services always include the Christian hope of resurrection life beyond death.|
|The funeral director will advise you of costs and will take care of all details for you, including contacting the clergy.|
|The clergy from the parish always visit before a funeral to discuss the service and to offer support.|
Follow-up support is available from the parish, as required.
|For general information on funerals CLICK HERE|
|For suggestions for funeral hymns CLICK HERE|
|For the most usual funeral Bible readings CLICK HERE and for some other suggested readings please CLICK HERE|
For information on 2017 fees at Christ Church for funeral directors CLICK
|Christ Church has a Garden of Remembrance for the interment of ashes. The Garden is on the South side of the Church, to the right of the main door. For guidelines CLICK HERE|
For information about the Book of Remembrance and a form
Patrick's day off is Friday. With sufficient notice it may be possible
to arrange a funeral for a Friday.
Funeral directors: if you wish to contact Patrick on a Friday please leave a message on the ansaphone (01603 250844) with details of the date and time you would like the funeral or E-mail him the information. He will get back to you as soon as possible.
For further details ring the Parishes Office on 01603 473646 or E-mail.