If you’ve just been bereaved, your first point of contact will normally be a local funeral director. If you’d like a pastor from St Luke’s with Moor Lane Church to be involved in the funeral, or if you’d like to hold the funeral in church, please ask the funeral director to contact us before the date is fixed so we can make sure that someone is available. Once the funeral is booked, the person taking the funeral will arrange to come and meet the next of kin to talk about the arrangements and the kind of service you would like. They might also ask for some details of the person who has died to help prepare a eulogy. The funeral is a time to acknowledge your sense of grief and sorrow, but within us we may continue to carry that sense of grief and sorrow caused by the love we had for the person who died. After the funeral, one of our bereavement team will contact you and arrange to come and see you at a later date if that would be helpful. We have also run bereavement support groups - a small group where people can discuss specific issues relating to grief and loss - which we could run again if this would be helpful.
If this could be of help to you or if we can offer support in any other way, before or after the funeral, please let us know. Our contact for funerals is Mrs Jenny Heinink
We also hold a special service on Remembrance Sunday at St Luke’s for those who have been bereaved in recent years and who would like a public opportunity to remember their loved ones.
To read more about funerals in general, visit the Church of England website.