In the midst of the pandemic, many families have not been able to hold the funeral they would have wanted for a loved one who has died. Limits on numbers who could attend, shorter services at the crematorium, and no possibility of singing familiar hymns have all made planning a funeral difficult in recent months. Whilst restrictions are now easing, there are still limitations on funeral services.
Some have asked about the possibility of a memorial service in church when we can again gather in larger numbers. St John's would be pleased to host such services, and we can offer a beautiful building in which people have gathered in good times and in bad for centuries. We can offer a good organ or the option of recorded music to include favourite songs of the deceased, and we can offer you as long a service as you would like to share memories of your loved one and to give thanks for them. We also have a hall where you might like to gather for a reception after the service.
If you would like to explore the possibility of holding such a service, please contact the Rector, Fr Dexter Bracey on 02476 711687 or [email protected]