After the funeral
The first few days after the funeral can be tough as one adjusts to a new life without the loved one. Contrary to popular belief, grief is not the same for everyone and it doesn’t have a set expiry date. Here are some things to help you in that process.
The Big questions
Facing loss can make us think about our own death. There are some big questions about death, dying and life beyond death that everyone must think about at some point, but perhaps family and friends don’t like to discuss it.
The Christian faith holds the hope that death is not the end. If this is something you’d like to talk about some more, contact us to see how they can help.
Grave Talk is a coffee morning open to all. It is run especially for people in the local area to gather, have light refreshments and talk openly about death. But sometimes, just a conversation with friends or family can begin to break the ice on the subject. You might find that others have similar questions to you.
Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, Christmas, St Valentine’s... these dates might be of special difficulty to those who are grieving. Pretending that you are OK when you are not does not make grief disappear. You need to go through the motions and find a healthy way of expressing your feelings.
Sometimes lighting a candle and saying a little prayer, or just remaining in silence remembering your loved one, can help.
November 2 (All Souls) we celebrate a special service at 7:30 pm. We remember by name all those who have died, and are important to us, and we renew our hope in meeting again.
Altar of Repose and Easter Day. The Altar of Repose for the liturgy of Maundy Thursday and the flowers of Resurrection for Easter day mark the death and resurrection of Jesus and are offered in memory of those who died, who are prayed for by name on the day.