A Funeral is a time for family and friends to come together and express grief at a loss, give thanks for a life and commend a person into God’s keeping after their life on earth has ended.

Every funeral is different and can be either small, quiet ceremonies or larger occasions in a full church.

welcome to holy trinity sittingbourneEveryone is entitled to a funeral service or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard regardless of whether they
attended church or not.

It is usually best that you contact a Funeral Director before approaching the church as they are best placed to advise you on what you need to do. You may also find some useful information on the Church of England website under: Planning a Funeral, The Funeral Service and a selection of psalms and prayers.

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Psalm 118:24 - This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it.