Losing someone we know and love is one of the most challenging events in our lives, even more so if there are tragic or difficult circumstances surrounding their death.
St John's provide a caring and professional service supporting families and friends of those who have died. We will help craft a service that reflects the life of the person who has died, and sensitive to the needs of those who mourn their loss. You can make contact with the Rector directly or you can ask your funeral director to give us a call.
If you would like a visit from one of our Bereavement Visiting Team, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Where will it take place?
We take funerals at the crematorium, at the graveside or in church; and we go with the family for the final committal either at the cemetery or crematorium.
St John's recommends thinking seriously about a funeral in church. Not just because of the setting and the facilities, but because at church you can have as much time as you need, there are no restrictions; and we can support small gatherings or large gatherings. Whatever your choices, St John's church is here to work with you and your funeral directors to make this last celebration something really worthy of the person.
Our support does not stop with the funeral.
Each year there is a bereavement service in early November, to which bereaved families and friends we have supported in the previous year receive an invitation, but to which everyone is welcome. An opportunity to reflect and remember your loved ones.
We also have an excellent team of Bereavement Visitors for on-going support. Our team work very closely with Harrow Bereavement Care and are available to talk . While some may have come to us as a result of funerals at St John’s, others come to us from the Bereavement Care Office (BC), some of which have experienced their bereavement some months previously.
Please visit the Church of England’s website, which contains lots of useful information on funerals: https://churchofenglandfunerals.org/
For further information, please call our Rector Matthew Stone or the Parish Office.