Our parish want to  support you at a time of bereavement.

We have a Parish Bereavement Team

The bereavement team are not councillors but they are trained visitors who listen and offer support to bereaved person or any family member.  They will visit if asked after the funeral has taken place, either at their home or speak on the phone and occasionally “meet in town for a coffee?” whichever is most convenient to the bereaved person. To ask for a member of the team to contact you please ring the Parish Administrator on 01462 459126

Please click on the link below for a guide to planning a funeral.

Funeral Booklet Plan

Please click below for the sheets to help you make notes for the funeral for use when you see the Priest or Funeral directores.

Funeral Service Planner for family

 You can also view readings for use during the  funeral.

These readings are sourced from the Jerusalem Bible and have been grouped into themes. The Gospels follow after:

Death is not the end

Goodness of God


Grief – Sorrow


Person of Faith

Trust in God

Gospel Readings

If there is anything else that you would find useful to have on this page, please contact Trish Bonnett.

The ‘D’ Word Workshop

Notes from a workshop looking at preparing for and dealing with the death of a loved one.

D word workshop notes

Please see below for a Bereavement support activity at Walsworth Road Baptist church

News from the team

On 9th December 2017 the Bereavement Group held a service where they created a Jesse tree. The tree was made by Alan Dutt to be used during our Bereavement afternoon of Sharing and Reflection.  The idea was for people to write a thought/prayer on the provided shaped pieces of paper to  hang them on the tree. After the service the tree was put on the Altar of Remembrance in church for the use of parishioners.






On 13th February the Bereavement Group held a service for those who have been bereaved and 26 people attended. Part of the service was to create a mandala reflecting something about the person who had died.  Below are examples of what was created.

Mandala 13th February 2016Mandala 2