Funerals

If you have been recently bereaved and are arranging the funeral service, we are here to help you.  We want you to know that  our church will hold you in our prayers, and you will have the support of our church not only at this difficult time, but whenever you need us.   Please contact The Revd. Stephanie Stroebel (Tel: 01702 200901) who will be willing to help you.

 

We welcome the opportunity to again offer funeral services at St Peter & St Paul parish church, but if you are wanting to arrange a funeral then the present Covid Regulations and guidance say what is allowed to keep everyone safe.

Until these Regulations are lifted, we will do all we can at this time which is sad and difficult for you and your family, to surround you with comfort and support, and with our prayers and God’s peace.   .

The Government guidelines say that only members of the deceased’s household and close family members should attend, and if they are unable to, then close friends. Please do discuss this with your family and friends, to avoid any hurt and disappointment. Not everyone will wish to do so, but anyone attending may video or livestream the service for those unable to attend. At St Peter & St Paul, we can welcome up to 30 people, including the officiant and church staff.

Discussions with clergy to arrange and prepare for the service will be carried out by video link or by phone.

Music is permitted including either or both from our organist or recorded music.  But we are not allowed hymns or singing.

Please give your special consideration to any mourners who are self-isolating or who are medically vulnerable and at-risk.   The regulations say only mourners from ONE self-isolating household should attend,   No one with any of the Covid symptoms, however mild, should attend.

Orders of service are allowed, but each person must take their copy away with them from the funeral.

We ask everyone at the service to keep to the regulations on face coverings, social distancing, and to make use of our sanitisers.