Losing someone we love is one of the hardest things we have to face. If you have recently had a bereavement there seems to be so much to do, particularly at what is a difficult and sad time. Your local parish clergy are here to support you in partnership with whichever funeral director you choose to organise the funeral service. And we are very much here to support you in your bereavement, should you wish us to, long after the service has happened.
A Church of England Funeral service is a time to mark the end of a persons life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. A Church of England funeral service can be a small, quiet ceremony, at a civic or woodland cemetery or at a crematorium, or a large occasion in a packed church. During the service there will be moments to remember and celebrate a unique life and the clergy will listen and work with you to ensure that the service is a fitting tribute to your loved one.
The first step in organising a funeral service is to appoint a funeral director who will contact the clergy to arrange the date and time of the service on your behalf. There are two local funeral directors in Henfield, covering the villages your parish churches serve.
Henfield funeral services can be contacted on 01273 494688 or at http://www.henfieldfuneralservices.co.uk/
Radmall Funeral services can be contacted on 01273 494577 or at http://radmalls.co.uk/about.
Once the funeral service has been booked one of the clergy will arrange to visit you.
For further help at this time please feel free to contact the Church office 01273 495532
More information on Church of England funerals can be found by clicking on the links below.
As well as being able to visit St Peter’s Church, Henfield to pray or light a candle, you can also light an online candle to remember a loved one.