Here for you every step of the way
We’ll are here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times.
Our funeral service is available to everyone, churchgoers or not. You can come to church for the service, or we will come with you to the Crematorium or Cemetery and lead the service there.
We consider it a huge privilege to be with you at a difficult time.
We want to help
We offer support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.
We always begin by arranging to see you. We shape what we offer around your needs. We want to give thanks for the person you have lost and to base the service around them.
The service itself
It is important to us that the funeral itself is as personal as true to life as possible. We make it as relaxed and helpful as possible. Every person is unique, and we will encourage you to help us make the funeral reflect their life and character.
Our message at funerals is always one of hope. Although there is sadness because someone you know and love has died, in every Church of England funeral there will also be a message of hope in life with God after death.
If you have lost a special person, your bereavement will take time.
It can help you to know that support is there when needed.
Every year, on the first Sunday of November at 4.30pm, we welcome people who have been bereaved at any time for a simple service followed by refreshments.
This year it is Sun 4th November 2018 at 4.30pm.
St Alphege is also open every morning for you to come in and be still, light a candle, or write in our prayer book, or simply talk to someone in the cafe. You can have the name of your loved one written in our memory book that is on display in the church throughout the year. You may wish to donate money for flowers in memory of someone on a particular date (not during Lent). There is a small prayer garden behind the church that is open for quiet contemplation. The church family is happy to pray for you and include you in social events or services, as many of them understand what it is to be bereaved.