A wise person once said:
There is a time for everything
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1,2 )
Sometimes death is expected, other times it comes out of the blue. Sometimes it is a natural end to a long life, other times it is a thief that steals someone far too early. However it comes, it is a wrench. Whenever it comes, it is traumatic for family and friends.
An appropriate funeral offers the chance to mark our loved one’s life and to express all the different emotions we feel. A funeral that is well done is a huge help in the grieving process.
A Christian funeral, therefore, as well as marking someone’s life and giving a space for us to express our loss, does this in the context of the love of God, who is with us always.
Our Minister takes many funerals for people in the local area or who were raised or have lived in the Parish who are not members of any church, and for people who aren’t sure what they believe about God and life. If you think he might be able to help you, get in touch. You can either contact The Reid through the Church Office (link to Contact) or ask your Funeral Director to do it.