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Funerals and Memorial Services

Funerals and Memorial Services

St Margaret Pattens is available for funerals and memorial services. As Christians we believe that death is not to be feared. Death, dying and funerals raise profound questions about the meaning of life and out ultimate destiny. In church we seek not to avoid but to engage with these questions. In a funeral service we commend the deceased to the mercy and love of God.

A service can be very short and quiet, with just a few people present, or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a full church. Each service is unique, and shaped both by the person who has died and their circumstances, and by those who now gather around the memory of that person.