Jesus Christ offers comfort and hope in the face of death – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14v1, NRSV). So Christians believe in life beyond the grave, because Jesus died and rose again – bringing hope of forgiveness and eternal life. And yet, death brings great sadness – even Jesus wept at the tomb of his friend Lazarus.
As a church we would like to offer comfort and hope at this time, and our clergy conduct funeral services in the church or at a crematorium. If you want to arrange a funeral, you should first contact a funeral director (contact details below), and they will confirm the arrangements, but we are always willing to talk, if that would be of help or comfort.
Once a year, on the Sunday nearest to All Saints’ Day (1st November), we hold a service of remembrance for those who have been bereaved. This is open to all.
There are two funeral directors in Faringdon:
A. E. Baker & Sons (Co-op) – 01367 240572
G & L Evans (Independent) – 01367 242762