The loss of a loved one in death is one of life’s greatest mysteries. The letting go of those we are so bonded to is loves hardest adjustment on our journey together, from the close and intimate relationship of marriage, the devotion of parent child bond, the connection of siblings, the uniqueness of friendship to the permanent separation in death.
Assured that love has no bounds, not even in death, we are inspired by the wonderful life, death, resurrection of Jesus. We therefore have every reason to stand compassionately by those who turn to the church at this sad and often painful time.
We have the confidence to walk with fellow humans as they prepare for ‘letting go’ of their loved one. We believe deeply in the importance of a carefully planned funeral service. We feel moved with compassion to accompany the grieving in the months ahead as they learn the way of walking on their own.
At Holy Trinity we welcome fellow humans to turn to God through the ministry and facilities of the church.
No specific cost is required for this ministry but we do welcome a donation from the family in keeping with the many other parishioners who regularly contribute to the church to enable ministries such as this to be provided.
Modest refreshment facilities mean that light refreshments can be arranged for at the end of the service in the foyer.
A final place of rest
At the rear of the church building, with entrance leading off the foyer is the small “All Saints Chapel” where provision is made for the ashes of deceased loved ones to be laid to rest. This facility is intended for those who have had some connection with the church and regarded the sacredness of this space important in life and now choose to mark it as important in the memories of remaining loved ones.
Applications are to be made to the vestry in the form of a letter of request. A deposit of $200 will be asked for to reserve a niche in the wall.
At the time of death, an additional amount will be asked to meet the cost of the plaque which the church will arrange for.