Funerals at St.George's Beckenham
Anyone who lives in the Parish is entitled to have their funeral service in Church prior to burial or cremation.
A parishioner's funeral service is an entitlment whether they attended Church or not. For someone who did attend services in the Church it’s most appropriate if their service takes place in the Church where they worshipped.
You will need to contact a Funeral Director at some point to make the arrangements but do feel free to contact the Clergy too if you wish. The Priest who is going to take the service will come round to get to know the family beforehand (if he doesn’t already know them) and to discuss aspects of the service with them.
After the service you’re welcome to keep in touch and the Church will give as much support as it can in the months and years following the death. Each year during November there is a memorial service. Relatives of all those whose funeral services have been led by Clergy from here are invited.
Some people like to plan their funeral service prior to their death. There is nothing morbid about this and it’s not tempting fate, in fact it can be really helpful. If you’d like to have such a discussion the Clergy will be very happy to talk about it with you.
Please contact the Parish Office to discuss.