We realise that the death of a loved one, and the arranging of their funeral is going to be so very important to you, and we want to assure you that we at St John’s & St Peter’s believe it to be of great importance too.
It is a wonderful privilege for us to be involved with your family at this very sensitive time. Fr Ian is available to offer you as much help and support as you need. Please never hesitate to ask.
Ordinarily most people contact the Funeral Director (Undertaker) at the death of a loved one, but please feel free to contact us if you prefer. We can come out to support you at the moment of death and when you are making the funeral arrangements we will be of as much service to you as we possibly can.
Many people feel that unless you are regular church goers then there will be no opportunity to bring your loved one into your local parish church. This is not true. A service at a local crematorium / cemetery chapel is restricted by them to a maximum time of 20 minutes. This is common to all the establishments in Birmingham and many people increasingly feel this provides insufficient time. By coming into church prior to the committal service there is a greater opportunity to commemorate your loved one’s life as there are no time restrictions, and for most churches there is no additional cost for coming into church. Fr Ian is always happy to discuss the content of the service with you in full and involve as many members of the family as you would wish as it is important to us all that the service adequately reflects the person we are commemorating.
More and more people make use of a wider variety of music that can be played through CD and digital music players, most churches do have these facilities, or can arrange for them. It is normal practice for us to be in contact with you prior to the funeral and we are always happy to offer support after the service – whether or not you are affiliated to a church.
If you would like to discuss a funeral with us in more detail, please refer to our contact page Contact Us