Death is the inevitable certainty in life. The book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament section of the Bible affirms this truth.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance”. Ecclesiastes 3
If you are reading this page because you have recently lost a loved one, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sympathies. It is our sincere hope we may be of some assistance and comfort to you at this time.
Jesus says in the Gospel of John:
‘Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ John 14
Our hope for you at this time is that through Jesus you will indeed be comforted and your hearts will not be troubled.
At St Mary’s, we have a great deal of experience in conducting and planning funerals and memorial services. We have held large funerals for public figures, as well as smaller intimate gatherings for dearly loved family members.
If you haven’t already done so, you need to make contact with a Funeral Director. Our ‘Special Services’ Minister Rev. Aleks Pinter, has several local contacts and would be happy to put you in touch. If you would like to speak to Aleks about arranging a funeral service, please phone the church office (02) 9389 3077 or contact Aleks directly on Mob: 0428 988 766 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org