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bullet The first step in booking a funeral is to ring your local funeral director.
bullet A list of funeral directors can be found in the Yellow Pages.
bullet Funerals can be conducted in church, at the crematorium, or at the cemetery or there can be a combination of church and crematorium/cemetery.
bullet A church funeral allows a little more time for the service than either the crematorium or cemetery.
bullet Many people choose to use the church for the main part of the service, then the crematorium or cemetery for the final committal.
bullet 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.
bullet Our funeral services always include the Christian hope of resurrection life beyond death.
bullet The funeral director will advise you of costs and will take care of all details for you, including contacting the clergy.
bullet The clergy from the parish always visit before a funeral to discuss the service and to offer support.
bullet Follow-up support is available from the parish, as required.

bullet For general information on funerals   CLICK HERE
bullet For suggestions for funeral hymns CLICK HERE
bullet For the most usual funeral Bible readings  CLICK HERE and for some other suggested readings please  CLICK HERE
bullet For information on 2018 fees at Christ Church for funeral directors CLICK HERE

bullet 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
bullet For information about the Book of Remembrance and a form  CLICK HERE

bullet 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.

bullet For further details ring the Parishes Office on 01603 473646 or  E-mail.