Funerals at St George's
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 to God.
Far back into history human beings seem to have felt the need for a ceremonial leave-taking of those who have died.
The funeral service at St George's can be very short and quiet with only a few members of the family present or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a packed church. It can be the plain funeral service from Common Worship or with the addition of specially chosen music, hymns, favourite prayers and readings and a tribute. We make every effort to work with the relatives to design a service which is fitting for the person and which meets the needs of those attending.
When appropriate the funeral service can be set into the context of a Communion Service.
Whatever the pattern of service, the words and actions all speak of a loving God and the preciousness of every human being.
Cremation or Burial
Usually funeral services at St George's continue at the local crematorium or cemetery in Dukinfield. In some cases they are followed by burial in St George's Churchyard but this can only be in existing graves where there is space. The Churchyard is no longer open for new graves. There is however a Garden of Remembrance in which uncasked ashes can be intered.