A Funeral for a Loved One
The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time for anyone. At St Thomas’ Church, we understand the process of planning a funeral, and can provide comfort and support to you during this time of bereavement. We work very closely with local funeral directors and can assist you in handling many of the details to be able to take the pressure and uncertainty away.
If you would like to speak with us regarding a funeral, please call the Minister Rev. Sharon Roberts on 01494 433853.
If you can’t get hold of Sharon at any time, please contact one of the churchwardens. (click Contact Us in the menu above for how to get in touch)
Some Useful Links and Resources at a Time of Bereavement:
Chiltern Christian Funerals has been established to ensure that people can have real choice at a loved one’s funeral. Chiltern Christian Funerals is a group of local church ministers who will either take the funeral ourselves, or arrange for a minister local to you to take it. For more information visit: www.chilternchristianfunerals.org.uk
Cruse Buckinghamshire is the local branch of Cruse Bereavement Care, a leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. For more information visit: www.crusebucks.org.uk or the national site at www.cruse.org.uk
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. For more information visit: www.childbereavementuk.org
Crematoria & Cemeteries
Chilterns Crematorium Tel: 01494 724263 www.chilternscrematorium.co.uk
Local Government Cemeteries Tel: 01895 837200 http://www.southbucks.gov.uk/article/7338/Cemeterieswww.southbucks.gov.uk/community_living/deaths_funerals_and_cremations/cemeteries
Chiltern Woodland Burial Park Tel: 01494 872158
Article “Where have all the funerals gone?” written by the Rev. Dr Jeremy Brooks published in Church Times. Click blue button to download: Download