The funeral service
A funeral at Holy Trinity, Prestwood offers a lot of freedom to reflect on a person’s life. No two funerals are ever the same. We understand the way in which you remember a loved one can take many different forms and we can incorporate them into the service including:
- Live or recorded religious and non-religious music
- Readings, poems and prayers
- Eulogies and tributes
- Items of special meaning
- Videos, slides and photos
- Tweets and Facebook posts
There are none of the time constraints or associations that come with a crematorium – indeed, a funeral at Holy Trinity can be small or large, formal or informal. We can even live stream the funeral for people who cannot be there.
The final farewell
After a funeral at Holy Trinity, you can choose to either have a burial in our churchyard or a cremation. Many families who are having a cremation choose to have a committal in our lychgate. We say our final farewell to our loved ones at Holy Trinity and the funeral directors take your loved one to the crematorium. This means you are not tied to the crematorium’s availability and you are less likely to lose some mourners.
At this difficult time, organising a separate venue for the reception can be very stressful and a source of unnecessary worry. Busy hotels and pubs can leave little room for mourning and celebrating a loved one undisturbed. Travelling between two separate locations can also make it difficult for older members of your group to attend, especially when parking is limited.
Holy Trinity can offer the perfect space to hold both the funeral and reception - without any of the issues separate venues can bring. After the service, we can rearrange the church to accommodate your group, whether it be small and intimate or a larger gathering. Our local caterers will meet with you to discuss your needs and can provide everything from simple refreshments to a full finger buffet.
Please contact us for help and information.
the shadow of death has fallen over me
because someone I love has died.
Be with me through this time,
comfort me with your presence,
and let me see the light of hope,
for you promise eternal life
through Jesus Christ your son,
who died and rose again. Amen.
Holy Trinity, Prestwood is open during the day. You can take some quiet time to light a candle in the church, or you can light a virtual candle now.