Christian Funeral.


We have come together to commend our brother/sister into the hands of Almighty God our heavenly Father.
In the presence of death, Christians have sure ground for hope and confidence, and even for joy, because the Lord Jesus Christ, who shared our human life and death, was raised again triumphant and lives for evermore.
In him his people find eternal life, and in this faith, we put our whole trust in his goodness and mercy.

From the Church in Wales Order for Christian Funerals


The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time both individually and as a family. The Priest is there to offer help, comfort and support.

Funeral services in the District of Gelligaer include the remembering of the person who has died, readings taken from the Bible, prayers for the deceased person and for their family and friends, and hymns.

Arranging a Funeral.

When a loved one dies you find that there is so much to do and so many things to think about, and at the time when you find things are so difficult.

Your first enquiries will need to be made through a Funeral Director. They will then contact the priest and liaise between the family, the priest and the church.

Once the priest has received the information they will then contact you to arrange to meet with you at a convenient time either at your home or in the church.  At this meeting you may wish to have other members of your family present.  

During this meeting the priest will look to discuss the Funeral Service with you: he can help you to choose appropriate hymns and also to talk with you about the person who has died. This is so that their life can be celebrated, reflected and expressed, as well as possible, in the eulogy. On occasions a member of the family or a friend of the deceased may like to speak in remembrance of them. The priest can offer helpful advice with this.  You can be assured that we are here to help and offer support and comfort in whatever way possible.


Below is a link to the Church is Wales Information for Funerals.



While we are alive, we are living for the Lord, and when we die, we die for the Lord: and so, alive or dead, we belong to the Lord.

It was for this purpose that Christ both died and came to life again: so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

Romans 14: 8 - 9


"May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."




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