Of all human events, death concerns us the most deeply. When death approaches, whether our own or someone close to us, it immediately becomes our principal and overriding concern. When people die, their family and friends suffer loss, shock, and grief. Grief is a wound that requires time and care to heal. Nevertheless, God’s love continues through our loss and in our grieving. These services aim to strengthen our assurance of this.
On the one hand, Christians know that Christ has triumphed over death, and that therefore we need no longer fear it. The last event in our lives leads on to something richer. On the other hand, when we have loved deeply and received love, especially when this love has been lasting, the grief and pain can be extreme. It is our hope that All Saints might offer you and your family comfort and solace during this time.
In these services there is comfort for the mourners, the commendation to God of the person who has died, and the committal of the body for burial or committal of ashes after a cremation. For more information about funerals at All Saints, including costs, please download a pdf of our Guidelines for Funeral and Memorial Services.