Church of England - logo

St John's Church Watford

MESSY CHURCH
SAT. 6th APR.
YOUTH CLUB
every FRIDAY
PRAYER
REQUEST
PRIMARY
SCHOOL

Funerals

Funerals banner

A funeral is a celebration of your loved one's life and a time to mourn their passing. 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 your loved one into God's keeping.

The funeral service at St John's can be very short and quiet with only a few members of the family present or an occasion of great solemnity with music and hymns. The service should reflect what was important to your loved one and the times they shared with their close friends and family.

quote imageWe have entrusted our loved one to God's mercy, and we now commit their body to the ground: earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ...
quote image

Before the funeral the family (or closest companions) of your loved one will receive a visit from our Priest; Father David. The purpose of the visit is to talk about how the funeral can be made to reflect your loved one's life.

Funerals often raise profound questions about the meaning of life and death. Christians believe that Christ's resurrection is the triumph of good over evil and of life over death and has made eternal life available to us. We are here to help you with these questions and to support you in prayer and in practical ways at this difficult time.

If we can be of service please do get in contact.

For more details about church funerals please visit the Church of England's funeral web pages which include help about planning a funeral service.

More information

If you would like more information about holding a funeral at St John's, then please speak to Fr David Stevenson.

>> Contact details


The Church of England's website includes helpful information about funeral services.

>> Church of England's Funeral web pages

Parish Lunch

Our next Parish Lunch will be held at 12:30 on Sunday 17th March. Please let us know if you plan on coming, or sign up online. Everyone is welcome to this relaxed meal. No fixed cost just a donation towards the cost of the food.

Table Top Sale

On Saturday 30th March from 10:30 to 15:00 we will be holding a Table Top sale in the Community Hall on Estcourt Road. It’s a bit like a car boot sale but without the car. So, if you have things you want to sell, why not rent a table from us for only £10.

Fundraising Concert

Our next concert in the St John's Music series will be held at 16:00 on Sunday 31st March. Coming straight from sell-out performances in Edinburgh and London, Hidden Pearl Productions presents "Turn Back the Clock", a selection of songs and monologues by Joyce Grenfell, adapted and performed by Cheryl Knight. Tickets (£10; under-18s £2) are available online.