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"He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters."
Psalm 23:2





If you have recently lost a loved one we offer you our condolences.
Grief, like death, is a natural experience however painful and difficult it may seem today. We grieve because we love and here is the begining of hope. God loves each of us and Jesus comes to share every aspect of our lives as well as bring us the offer of salvation. Jesus wept for his friend Lazarus, he knew grief just as we do and understands our sense of loss and pain.

This webpage is here as a starting place, please do feel free to contact us for advice or assistance.

The first question people usually ask when someone dies is "What do I do now?"

The medical services or police may have given you some guidance notes depending on your circumstances but firstly the death has to be registered. The Government's  Births, Marriages and Deaths webpages will help you find out how to do this.

If you would like to speak to one of our ministers please contact us

You will need to speak to a funeral director. You may know of a local funeral director but if not the
National Association of Funeral Directors will be able to help you find one.

We will visit you to support you and find out more about the person who has died.
We will work with the funeral director to help you plan the funeral and continue to support you through this difficult time.

You will find more information to help you plan a funeral on the Church of England Funerals  website.

You may alternatively be interested in downloading a copy of the 'Planning Your Own Funeral' booklet.

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