St Peter's Greenhill
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Our Sunday Services

(8am Morning Prayer/Spoken Eucharist), 9.30am Trad. Eucharist, 11am Family Service/ Communion

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Daily Prayer

We pray Mon-Thurs in our chapel at 8am & 5.30pm and on Sat 9am & 5.30pm

Funerals

A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God’s keeping.

Whether in St. Peter’s or the crematorium chapel, it can be the plain funeral service from the Common Worship or with the addition of hymns, favourite prayers and readings, and an address. It can very appropriately be set into the context of a Communion Service.

Whatever the pattern of service, the words and actions all speak of a loving God and the preciousness to Him of every human being.

After the funeral

People who have lost someone close to them are often so busy with practical details and arrangements between the death and the funeral that they do not experience the full sense of their loss until later.

Grieving is a natural and important part of coming to terms with and healing this loss, and it may continue for several months. One often finds it is those who have suffered a close bereavement themselves, clergy or lay people, who can most easily offer comfort and support to those who mourn.

Comfort is also to be found in the promises of Jesus Christ, in the hope of the Resurrection and in the belief that the beloved person is safe in the hands of God.