As we all journey through life, Stretton Parish will always be there to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England-led funeral is available to everyone, it allows you to give thanks for the unique person you know and loved in a way that gives comfort and hope.

Christians believe that when we die God promises that we will be with him in a wonderful place where death and pain are gone forever.

Whatever the circumstances of death these words of hope are a great comfort to those who attend the funeral.

Hope is not just for the person who has died, it is for the people who remain behind.

Arranging a funeral in Stretton Parish

A funeral enables us to express our faith, acknowledge our loss and sorrow, comfort others who mourn, and say farewell to our loved ones as we commend them to God’s love and safe-keeping.

Many people choose to have a service in the church before or after a cremation or burial, or our ministers may lead the funeral service at a crematorium chapel.

  1. Ask your chosen Funeral Director to contact us at the Parish Office. They will then liaise with us to find a suitable date
  2. Once a date has been agreed, the Vicar who is taking the service will meet with you to plan the service
  3. After the service the funeral director will then manage any outstanding items on your behalf

You can find out more about church funerals from the Church of England Funerals website

A prayer
Merciful Father,
hear our prayers and comfort us;
renew our trust in your Son,
whom you raised from the dead;
strengthen our faith
that all who have died in the love of Christ
will share in his resurrection;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The Collect from Common Worship Funeral service