A Celebration of Life
It is inevitable that death touches all of us, and the Church has an important place in supporting people through this difficult time. A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. As well as being a time to say goodbye to our loved ones and express our grief, it is also the opportunity for friends and family to celebrate and give thanks for the life that has ended and commend the person into God’s keeping. We can also thank God that because of the death and resurrection of Jesus – death need not have the final word and that eternal life is available to us all.
The clergy see the taking of funerals and the comforting of those who mourn as important parts of their work. They give a lot of time to visiting families, comforting those who are facing loss, finding out what they want included in the funeral service and helping them to arrange it. To arrange the details of the service, the clergy will make an appointment to meet up with you. If they did not know the dead person, then they will ask you to provide details.
The funeral director plays a very important part in all these arrangements and will want to know if the funeral is to be in one of our church or if the clergy are to take the service in the crematorium. Funeral directors know the local clergy, the local cemeteries and the crematoria. As part of a national network of funeral directors, they can, if necessary, give advice on funerals in other parts of the country, as well as on costs and fees.
Walsave Credit Union Funeral Loans
Walsave Credit Union is a non-for-profit financial co-operative for people living or working in the Walsall area. In many circumstances we are able to make loans to people in Walsall who are unable to meet the costs of a funeral.
If the costs associated with the death of a family member are beyond your savings then contact Walsave. For new members, loans for funerals can be up to 3,000, dependent on ability to repay. These loans are normally paid directly to the funeral director. There is no joining or administration fee and repayments can be spread over 36 months.
To arrange an appointment phone 01922 653310 and explain that you are asking for a loan to meet funeral expenses.
For further information visit www.walsave.com for more information