Human beings have sensed the mystery of death, and the pain of grief, since time immemorial... the funeral service is the rite by which we lay a person’s body to rest. The funeral service may help the process of grieving by enabling us to acknowledge our loss, give thanks for the life of the person who has died, make our last farewell, and begin to take up life once more.
(A Prayer Book for Australia)
The Anglican funeral service proclaims the Christian hope in the face of death – Jesus Christ, whose resurrection is the promise of our own. The service commences with people gathering in the presence of God and remembering the person who has died. The death and resurrection of Christ is proclaimed, thanks are given for the life now ended, and prayer is made for those who grieve. The dead person is then committed to God’s care.
If you wish to learn more or discuss any of the above, please feel welcome to contact one of the parishes using the parish locater feature on the homepage of the website.