Funerals and memorial services
Funerals at All Hallows
Funerals are a very important way of marking the end of a life on earth. They are an opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to gather up the threads of the life of the deceased, to give thanks for them and to commend them to God's keeping. The words of the service speak to us of hope, of the love of God and of life with him beyond death.
We are happy to discuss arranging a funeral at All Hallows for anyone who has lived in the parish or who has a connection with our church, perhaps through working nearby, or through one of our associated livery companies or other links. We have space for a large congregation if necessary and will work with you to make the service appropriate and individual. We may also be able to help with other patterns of service such as in a crematorium. Please contact us for further details and to discuss the practicalities.
Please also see the following website for helpful information on funerals: www.churchofenglandfunerals.org
Memorial services at All Hallows
A memorial service is an opportunity to remember and celebrate a life, and is usually held a few months after the funeral. At All Hallows we regularly hold memorial services for those who have worked in our area of the City or who have an association with our church. The service is primarily one of thanksgiving to God for all that a person meant to us, and usually incorporates a range of prayers, biblical and secular readings and music to reflect the tastes and interests of the person being remembered.
We can also work with you to organise a special service to provide space for reflection and mourning after a tragedy, or to commemorate an important event in the life of your company (such as Founder's day etc). If you would like to discuss the possibility of organising a service, please contact the Vicar, who will be able to advise on format and content, and discuss practical details.