We are sorry if you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. Bereavement is obviously a painful time. We have published a very short booklet called Bereavement and the Process of Loss which explains the process of grief and loss which you may find helpful.
A Funeral Director will help you with the legal formalities and will make arrangements on your behalf to organise the funeral. For your convenience we have listed below some local ones who we know and have worked with often in the past, though you can of course choose any Funeral Director you wish. Usually, the Funeral Director will liaise with one of our ministers to agree a date and time for the funeral. Once we are aware of the details we will arrange to pay you a visit in order to meet you and plan the ceremony.
If you would like to contact a minister personally you can call Revd John Lambert – (01642) 789814 – or you can send an email.
A few local Funeral Directors:
Colin McGinley Funeral Services, 3 Beechwood Road, Eaglescliffe, TS16 0AE. Tel: 01642 786200.
Crake and Mallon, 45 Norton Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2BU. Tel: 01642 611716.
Thomas Rea and Sons, 143 High Street, Yarm TS15 9AY. Tel: 01642 765681.