St Edmunds Church is Currently in “Interregnum”. Which means we are awaiting our new Parish Priest (Vicar). We are still very much open on Sundays, Wednesdays and Alternative Tuesdays for our Services and our Coffee & Craft times. You will be offered a warm welcome and Christian Support & Care.
For the foreseeable future we are unable to conduct Weddings and Baptisms without the help of our Neighbouring Churches in Acocks Green (St Mary’s) and Hall Green (Church of the Ascension).If you need any Help, Support or Prayer please contact us through the email address on the contact us page of this web site.
A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
- Everyone is entitled to either a burial service or a service at the crematorium(funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to your local Vicar for more information
Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what your loved one wanted. You may even have planned the service together some time ago.
If you are uncertain the minister who will lead the service can help you choose suitable readings, hymns & prayers. If they did not know your loved one well, they will want to talk with you to build up a picture of the person's life, this may take only one meeting but sometimes it can be more.
Some deaths will be especially traumatic, distressing or unexpected. The Church has special funerals for children, or after sudden or violent deaths, including suicide. Talk with the Vicar about what is possible.
Funerals at St Edmunds Tyseley
- If you would like assistance in arranging a funeral at St Edmunds Church or if you would like the Vicar to assist you at the Crematorium.
- If you have suffered a loss and you would like someone to talk to.
- If you would like someone to pray for you.
- If you would like to arrange a Memorial Service on an annivesary or a special date in memory of someone special.
- Contact St Edmunds Church
After the Funeral
In many cases, arranging a funeral keeps people so busy that they don't feel their loss fully until afterwards.
Grieving is natural and important, and it may take a long time. Many people find that others who have lost a loved one can offer valuable comfort and support. You may find the funeral services Prayers & Readings a comfort.
Some churches have annual memorial services (sometimes held around the beginning of November) to remember those who have passed away and you may find it helpful to attend.
Bereavement support networks, such as Cruse Bereavement Care, can be very helpful. There are also special organisations for people who are bereaved young or who have lost a child or unborn child, or who are bereaved by suicide or violence.