Funerals

You are probably reading this page as somebody you love has recently died, in which case we firstly offer you our condolences. 

A prayer for you and your family:

Most merciful God,
Whose wisdom is beyond our understanding,
Surround our with your love,
That we may not be overwhelmed with their loss,
But have confidence in your goodness
And strength to meet the days to come.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
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Please do feel free to phone the Rev'd Anne Charlton on 01726 842197 if you would like some immediate support, or have any urgent concerns, or if she is not available then contact one of our church wardens (see the Contact Us page).

You will need to contact a firm of undertakers who will handle all your arrangements for you, and who will contact the clergy, if you have not already done so, on your behalf.

Two Funeral Directors who cover our area and are familiar with our churches are Personal Choice in St Austell on 01726 64040, or Ken Newcombe's Funeral Directors also in St Austell on 01726 807510. There are other firms, who can be found in the telephone directory, or on a Google search.

Should you wish a Christian service, we welcome funerals in any of our churches, or our clergy will lead a service at local Crematoriums. 
 
Please do not worry about the funeral service itself. A member of the clergy will visit you and help you to build a service that is appropriate for your loved one.

We usually hold an annual Service of Remembrance at All Souls Tide (The Sunday after 1st November) and invite the next of kin and family to join with us as we remember before God those that we love but see no more. Check the calendar of this web site for details.
 

ST GORAN CHURCH  Charges for Funerals

Fees notified by the Diocese:

Discuss with Vicar/Churchwarden as varies depending on circumstances

St Goran Church Fees:

    Organist                                              £80

    Verger                                                 £40

    Bells                                                   £120

    West End Room + Kitchen                  £30

    Church Heating (if required)               £25

Some words that you might find helpful:

YOU SHALL SHED TEARS.......

You can shed tears that s/he has gone,
Or you can smile that s/he has lived.
 
You can close your eyes and pray that s/he'll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that s/he has left you.
 
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him/her
Or your heart can be full with the love you've shared.
 
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy tomorrow because of yesterday.
 
You can remember him/her and only that s/he's gone,
Or you can cherish his/her memory and let it live on.
 
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what s/he would want,

Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.