A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping.
If you have lost someone close and need to make funeral arrangements there are a number of things you have to do. Directgov has a useful checklist to guide you through this difficult time.
You need to register the death within 5 days at the Register Office in the area where the person died. Details for Hull can be found on this link: Hull Register Office .
Bereavement is always a difficult time. St Aidan's is available to help you through it. We can pray with you, or for you and your family. Or you might want to talk to one of our 'listening team', or our Parish Nurse. Cruse also have some helpful information.
St Aidan's organises a remembrance service on Mothers' Day in March and Fathers' Day in June when there is an opportunity to light a candle.