The Episcopal Church has a beautiful burial liturgy, available to everyone. It doesn’t matter who they are, whether they were churchgoers or not. It doesn’t matter how they died, it doesn’t matter how much money they had. All are given dignity. All are escorted out of this world with beauty and dignity and grace.
The service itself is a celebration of the life of the one who died, while still leaving space for grief and sorrow. We believe that all people are a gift from our Creator, and all people are received into the arms of our loving God when they die. That is why the church is decorated in the traditional Easter white, and the priest wears white. The Paschal candle lit at baptism is also lit at funerals, tying together the cycle of life and death and life again.
The clergy at St. Paul's will gently work with you to honor the life of the one you loved in the most appropriate way. Perhaps that means a funeral or memorial service at the church, at another location, or something simple at the graveside or where cremains are distributed.
If you would like to arrange for a funeral for someone: