Funerals and bereavement

Anyone who lives in Southwater may have a funeral service at Southwater Parish Church, followed by a burial or cremation. The funeral director liaises with the church about the sort of service you would like.

The funeral service gives time to reflect and give thanks for the person commended to God's care. Friends and relations can contribute by offering tributes, reading or playing music of special significance.

After a cremation, ashes can be interred in the Garden of Remembrance at the far end of the churchyard.

Legal guidelines apply to the sort of headstone that can be placed on a grave.

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Grief and grieving is our response to loss.We may experience feelings of denial, anger and depression. We may feel overwhelmed and isolated.  It can take time to reach acceptance. Godfrey can be contacted any time to listen and offer reassurance. 

The Chantry Book is a book of remembrance used to remember people from Southwater who have died. Their names are read out at the 10 am service on the first Sunday of their anniversary month. Please contact Godfrey for details. 

We hold special services of hope and peace for the bereaved and an All Souls service when we take time to remember those who have gone before us. 

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