CofE Norwich Diocese The Briningham Benefice


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Bereavement is a very distressing but common experience, it brings to light all manner of different feelings and emotions. Each of us act and respond in different ways to the loss of a loved one.

Below are suggestions which could offer practical, spiritual and emotional help.

Funerals today can be very flexible and should reflect something of the character of the person who has died. Readings, poems, hymns, music, prayers and reflections, can all be tailored and to some extent personalised. For more advice on what to choose for the service, please contact the Rector (click for email).

Funerals should be a time to remember and give thanks for a life, and then to commend that life into God's eternal love, hope and promises.

There are a number of different possibilities for the funeral service, please contact the Rector for more information (click for email).

Prayer and Support

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As a Church, we can offer all sorts of support to bereaved families - you only need ask, we are always here for you. Your family will be remembered in prayer at the time of your bereavement, and over the following weeks. If you would like someone to come and pray with you, or someone to come and pray with a loved one who is dying, please contact the Rector.


We all need a friendly listening ear when experiencing bereavement. You may have good friends and family supporting you, but if you feel alone, then the Church can offer that friendship and support.

Sometimes it also helps to have someone to talk to outside the family, and again the Church is here to help - just get in touch.

Some Funeral Hymns

Abide with me

The Lord's my shepherd

The day thou gavest

Amazing Grace

All things bright & beautiful

The King of Love

Thine be the glory

Helpful Links

Church of England funerals

Understanding Bereavement


Rosie Crane Trust - telephone support for bereaved parents

Local Undertakers:

1 King George Road
NR21 7LP
01328 862686
Canler & Son
10 Highfield Road
NR21 9DH
01328 862077
Fakenham & District Funeral Services
Fakenham Road
King's Lynn
PE32 2TF
01328 838838
Lloyd Durham
11a Avenue Road
High Kelling
NR25 6RD
01263 713113
Peter Taylor Funeral Services
Haysel House
Station Road
NR25 6BS
01263 711992
Hendry & Sons Ltd
4 Station Road
NR20 5RG
01362 683249

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