A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into Gods keeping.
The funeral service of the Church of England can be very short and quiet with only a few members of the family present or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a packed church. Whether in a parish church or crematorium chapel, it can be the plain funeral service or service with hymns, favourite prayers and readings included as well. It can be very appropriately set into the context of a communion service. Whatever the pattern of service, the words and actions will all speak of a loving God and the preciousness to Him of every human being.
The funeral service will reflect the personality of the one who has died and the circumstances of the death. Feelings of grief, gratitude, joy and sadness often intermingle. Sometimes, a sense of tragedy is uppermost, especially when it is a young person who has died. When it is the end of a long and fruitful life, feelings of thanksgiving can be strongest.
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A Prayer for the deceased
We thank you, our Father that our loved ones who have gone from our sight are in your keeping. Help us to leave them there in perfect trust, because you love them and us with infinite love. Grant that we may learn to know you better, so that we may meet them again in your presence, through faith in him who loved us and gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our saviour.
A Prayer for those who Mourn
Heavenly Father, our refuge and strength in every time of need: help and comfort us today. Increase our faith, dispel our fears, revive our hope, and lift us from the darkness of our grief to the light of your present, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Funeral Fees at St. Brannock’s Braunton for 2022
Funeral Fees at St Brannock’s Braunton for 2021
The following fees will be charged at St Brannock’s and St Anne’s
Service in Church
followed by burial in St Brannock’s Churchyard £675.50
Heat October- April 12.50
Service in Church
followed by cremation or burial in a cemetery elsewhere £374.50
Heat October- April £ 12.50
Cremation service only £226.00
Graveside service (burial of body) £448.00
Graveside service (burial of ashes) £305.00
Burial of body after service elsewhere £360.00
Burial of Ashes after cremation elsewhere £217.00