Arranging Funerals

The death of someone we love is a difficult time. We all need the support of our family, friends and those we trust. It is a time when we appreciate the care & prayers of others in the wider community. The church seeks to be part of that caring community.

At Sefton most funeral services are conducted on behalf of people who have had some association with the church or who have lived within the parish boundary. We will however, always try to accommodate any requests for a funeral service in church regardless of whether there has been a connection or not. It is often best that you make your arrangements through the Funeral Director who will liaise with the church. Once a date and time for the service has been agreed either the Rector or Curate will arrange to meet with you and other family members to discuss your requirements.

What does the service involve?

A service normally includes music, readings, prayers, a tribute, a short address and space for private reflection. The length of a service can vary, although it usually lasts between 20-30 minutes. The Rector can help you plan the service.

The Churchyard & Garden of Remembrance

We occasionally receive requests for a burial within the churchyard. Unfortunately burials for people living outside the parish can only take place where there is an existing family grave, and if there is space. New plots are limited and only available for parishioners. We can offer the interment of cremated remains and if you wish to consider this you must contact the Rector in the first instance.

Finding out more about the Christian faith

As a church family, we care for those who live in our community and pray for you as you go through this difficult time.

Many people find it helpful to come to church at such a time, in order to take some time out to remember and to think about the bigger picture. You are most welcome to join us any Sunday at either our 10.45am or 6.30pm services.

Service of Remembrance for those who have been bereaved.

Every autumn, usually in November, we invite families and friends of loved ones who have died during the year to join us in a very special service of remembrance at which they will be remembered by name. We hope that you will be able to attend this peaceful and reflective service.

It may be that you have some unanswered questions which you would like to work through. Please feel free to contact the Rector if you would like to chat further.

Funerals at Anglican.Org

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Recommended

There are a number of audio and video recordings of services held at our church.

  • The latest is a video of the 2014 Nine Lessons & Carols service
  • An audio recording of the first of the new Family Service format which by coincidence was also the retirement service for Tony Nightingale, our Organist and Choirmaster
  • An audio recording of the Royal Jubilee service held at Sefton Church on Sunday 10th June 2012, a service of thanks and appreciation for Queen Elizabeth II in the 60th year of her reign

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