Funeral and Grief

The funeral service is a Service of Thanksgiving, of Celebration for the earthly life of the one who has died and the hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our faith in saving work of Jesus Christ.  It is important for the family to help in the planning service so that it can be as personal and meaningful as possible, in keeping with the Anglican tradition.

Within the Anglican worship service, there is an opportunity to choose two or three hymns, scripture readings, and plan the funeral address and any specific

music with the Minister.  The family is invited to participate in the service, if they so desire.  Below is a small list of some suggested Hymn selections, but please contact the Minister for others, or if the family has favorites not listed at:


The service begins with the family processing into Christ Church following the deceased, after the Congregation and friends are seated.  The family recesses in the same fashion during the Hymn at the close of the Service.  Anglican tradition does not allow for open viewing during the service.  Arrangements for open viewings can be made through the funeral Director.

The Prayer Service


If the family desires, a short prayer service may be held at the Funeral Home, Christ Church, or the Home of the Family prior to the funeral service.






If Communion service is desired, arrangements can be made for gathering on the evening before the funeral or it can be part of the funeral service.  It is the desire of Christ Church, and the Minister to assist and support according to the needs of each individual family.




It is recommended that one or two of the family members assist the Funeral Director, to escort people in attendance, to thier seats as they arrive and to help with setting up extra seating in the overflow space should it be required.

The Reception


Members of Christ Church Ladies may be available to cater a luch after the funeral service.  This can be arranged through the Funeral Home, Christ Church office at 204-623-2119. There may be a fee for the Ladies to provide this Catering.



It is recommended that Christ Church Organist assist with the service, and that our choir be called upon as well.  However, if the family would like to ask a friend or relative to supply the music they may do so. please contact both your Funeral director and the Minister.  There is a recommended 

for Christ Church Organist and the Choir.

Offerings of Thanks


Christ Church does not charge fees for its services; it is supported by the free-will offerings, donations and suggested Honorariums to continue in its Ministry.

For more information please contact the office via email at or by phone at 204-623-2119 or click

List of Suggested Hymns


#162 Alleluia, Alleluia

#163 Alleluia, The Strive is O'er

#217 For all the Saints

#304 God be with you till we meet again

#357 At the name of Jesus

#360 O Worship the King

#364 When Morning glids the Sky

#379 O God our Help in Ages Past

#388 Jesus Shall Reign Where E're the Sun

#392 Rejoice the Lord is King

#393 Praise the Lord Almighty

#397 Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

#403 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

#406 Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah

#428 Lead on O King Eternal

#429 O God of Bethel

#447 Love Divine All Love's Excelling

#499 How Firm a Foundation

#503 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

#520 Unto the Hills




#522 My Faith Looks Up to Thee

#539 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

#547 The Lord is My Shepherd

#548 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

#558 Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus

#568 Be Thou My Vision

#572 O Jesus I Have Promised

#574 Nearer My God to Thee

#579 Rock of Ages

#582 O For a Closer Walk with God

#604 Fairest Lord Jesus

#646 Just as I am Thine Own to Be

#713 Jesus Loves Me

#723 Every Morning the Red Sun

#754 I've Found a Friend, O Such a Friend

#772 Safe in the Arms of Jesus

#779 What a Friend We Have in Jesus

#786 The Rough Wooden Cross

#788 More Love to Thee

#802 My Hope is Built on Nothing Less


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