FUNERALS

FUNERALS

ARRANGING A FUNERAL

We understand how difficult and stressful it can be for those who have experienced loss and are now organising a funeral.

However, our ministers will work with you and your chosen funeral director to plan a service that is a fitting tribute to your loved one.

To download a simple guide to planning a funeral service at St Oswald’s click on the button below. Your minister can talk everything through with you when you meet.

Our ministers are available to take funeral services at a local crematorium or in church, and burials at local cemeteries. We are also able to inter ashes in our memorial garden following a cremation.

If you would like to make arrangements for a funeral at St Oswald’s please contact the church office and if you would like bereavement support or pastoral care contact Revd Margaret Simmons.

BEREAVEMENT CARE

Our care for you does not end at the funeral. Everybody’s journey of grief is different but talk with your minister about ways in which we can support you. 

The Bible has clear words of comfort for the bereaved. Click on the button below for a leaflet with some well-chosen scriptures for those quiet moments when you need God to speak to you.

Each year, on the nearest Sunday to All Souls Day at the end of October , we hold a Memorial Service which you can come and remember loved ones. 

It is followed by a tea at which you have the opportunity to talk with our team or just sit around a table as a family and remember.

MEMORIAL GARDEN

We have a Memorial Garden at St Oswald’s where cremated remains may be interred. Some of the plots can take two sets of remains at different times, which is an option used by some married couples.

For details, click on the button below.