Arranging a Funeral Mass

To those who are bereaved,
We want you to know that your sorrow and grief is shared by the whole Parish Family. On an occasion like this, there is little we can say.  However, we will support you in every possible way. We will also pray for you and with you.

The Funeral Mass has a clear message of  hope. Be sure to tell the celebrant the type of Mass you would like.  Below you will find a selection of bible readings to choose from. Pick  those that have a special meaning for you. Some members of the family may be composed enough to do the readings but, if you feel it would be an ordeal, feel free to leave it to other members of the Parish Community who  will be glad to do it for you.

Choose one or two readings. There will be music provided at all funeral Masses and the psalm will normally be sung, but if you wish one of those listed can be chosen and read. You may also wish to discuss an appropriate Gospel reading with the celebrant. During the Mass, some of the family may like to bring up the gifts – this may be less demanding than reading.  Finally, you will find some Communion Reflections. You may like to  choose one and have it read by one of the family, someone from the  community or the celebrant.

Feel free to discuss any aspect of the Mass with the celebrant.

Be assured of our loving support at this time
Fr. Andrew Headon

Funerals can be arranged by phone as follows:
Mon – Friday: 10.00a.m. – 1p.m.  020 8478 0583
Below you will find some suggested readings, prayers of the faithful and Communion reflections.

A funeral sample booklet can be downloaded here: Order of Service