Markinch and Thornton Parish Church
Bereavement and Funerals

Bereavement and Funerals

A bereavement is a difficult time for everyone. People have so many different feelings and emotions about what has happened if they are honest with themselves. Grief, anger, relief, and thanksgiving are all common feelings. On top of all the natural emotions that are felt when a death occurs, there are many arrangements to be made.

If you are a member of Markinch and Thornton Parish Church, or live within the Parish you can call on the Minister to conduct a funeral.

Before you make any plans or decisions it is important that you engage a reputable Funeral Director who will guide you through the sometimes complex arrangements that need to be made. It is the job of the Funeral Director to act as the link between you and the Minister, as well as make any of the necessary bookings for the Church service or the Crematorium or Cemetery. You will also be able to discuss booking a suitable venue for the ‘refreshments’ after the funeral service if that is something you would like to do.

The Minister will make arrangements to meet with you to discuss the content of the funeral service after the date, time and venue have been agreed by all parties. Things you will need to think about will include hymns, readings and the content of the tribute. The Minister will be happy to guide you through these arrangements.

Please contact the Minister for more information.