Church of England Diocese of Guildford Thorpe

Looking ahead: Planning your Funeral Service

Funerals - Being Prepared and planning for the future. 

Helping loved ones in their time of grief is a really important thing to do.

I know we don’t like to talk about dying, but it will come to us all and being prepared is really important. Often when I meet with families they say, ‘I don’t really know what… would have liked.’ Well, we can help our relatives by thinking about the things that are important to us and writing them down so they have something to help them when planning our funeral service.  

This may seem strange, but it does really help those whom we love when we are no longer around to do so. To help, you will find a form for you to use as a guide. You may like to complete the form, print it off and attach a copy to your last will and testament. We are also happy to keep a copy at church for you, if that would help.

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me (Father Damian) and the ministry team at St Mary’s Church, Thorpe. 01932 565986.