Your local church is here for you from the moment a loved one become seriously ill, to support you through those early days of bereavement, to help plan their funeral and for as long as you need us afterwards. The Church of England is in every community, and has been helping people mark the end of life for generations.
Losing a loved one is always painful but given our current circumstances, it is especially hard. We want you to know that we are here for you during this time and for as long as you would like us to be. It is possible to have a funeral in the church building under current Covid restrictions, but numbers will be limited due to social distancing regulations. Talk to your funeral directors if you would like a church funeral service. There are lots of ways of personalising a church funeral service to celebrate the life of your loved one.
Our churchyard is also open for burials and the interment of ashes for local residents and those who have links with St Katharine's. Contact us for more details.
If you have lost a loved one recently we are here to support you whether you are having the funeral service with us or not. Contact the Revd Sarah Todd on 07534 720160.
Here is a prayer you may like to pray.
God of love
your Son Jesus was moved to tears
at the grave of Lazarus his friend.
Comfort us in our loss;
give to our troubled hearts the light of hope
and strengthen in us the gift of faith,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.