At St Paul’s we regularly celebrate the lives of those who have died, in the hope that funerals and memorial services may help the beginning of healing the wounds of grief. We do so in the belief in God, the source and giver of life.
God’s good news proclaims Jesus Christ to be our living Lord, who laid down his life for us. He knew death, yet triumphed over it, drawing its sting, and was raised by God to new life. Christians affirm the presence of the Spirit of Christ, who helps us in our weakness. Yet we, with all mortals, still face death. Those who put their trust in Christ share the sufferings of their Lord, even in the midst of God’s love and care. Funerals and Memorial Services at St Paul’s proclaim our hope in the face of death: Jesus’ resurrection is the promise of our own.
Information of how to prepare for a Funeral or Memorial Service at St Paul’s can be found here.