At the end of human life a Christian funeral is the opportunity to pray for the person, to celebrate their life and to entrust him or her to God’s eternal care, as we seek to comfort one another in grief. All Christian funerals are different, reflecting the different personalities of those who have died, but all have this in common: they take place in the context of the Christian belief that death is not the end of life but rather a opportunity for a new beginning in the eternal love of God.
It is possible to arrange for a funeral to be held in the church or to arrange for a minister from the Parish to take a funeral at a crematorium where the person who has died is a member of the church or lived within the Parish boundary. Both Readers (who are trained and licensed lay-people) and clergy take funerals and will make time to work with the family and friends of the person who has died to ensure an appropriate and sensitive funeral whether held at the crematorium or at church. To enquire about one of our team taking a funeral in the crematorium, please contact the Parish Office on Julie.Craig@parishofputney.co.uk (0208 394 6061) or, to enquire about a service in the church, contact Berni Griffiths, the Building Manager and Verger on 020 8394 6063.