A funeral service is a special time to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. It is when family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. At Holy Cross Church a funeral service can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Everyone is entitled to a funeral service at Holy Cross regardless of whether they have attended church or not. Unfortunately Holy Cross church does not have a graveyard but we can offer burial of ashes in our Garden of Remembrance for members of the congregation, their families or residents of the community. Burials can still be carried out at the graveyard at St Nicholas’ Codsall with the prior agreement of the Vicar.
Although most of our funeral services take place in Holy Cross, we understand that it is some people’s preference to have the service at Bushbury Crematorium and the Priest at Bilbrook traditionally takes all of these services, whether in church or at the crematorium.
Holy Cross church enjoys a good relationship with all of the local funeral directors and helps them plan the funeral arrangements. The Priest will usually visit members of the family prior to the funeral to talk through the arrangements for the day, talk about the deceased and offer any spiritual or practical help that the church can offer.
Funeral ministry is an important ministry at Holy Cross. After the funeral members of our bereavement visiting team will offer to visit you. People find this very helpful as they work through their grief, and appreciate the opportunity to talk about the person that they have lost.
Those who have been bereaved are invited to memorial services that are held throughout the year where we remember and pray for all those who have died and their families. The date of the next service is shown within the “Special Services” section.
If you would like to enquire about Funerals, please use our Contact Form.