Funeral Services

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest whether they attended church or not. Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what your loved one wanted. You may even have planned the service together some time ago.

If you are uncertain the minister who will lead the service can help you choose suitable readings; for more information, visit http://www.churchofenglandfunerals.org

If they did not know your loved one well, they will want to talk with you to build up a picture of the person’s life.

Since the govt. introduction of emergency measures, Churches are now not allowed to be open at all, even for private prayer, though we are still continuing ministry, prayer and worship but in a different way.

Katherine Courtice is going to be collecting prayer requests for people affected by the virusand will pass them all on to the priest leading prayers on a Wednesday. Please advertise widely in your communities that any prayer requests (for the sake of restricting volume, mentioning only the first name and last initial of the person needing prayer (e.g. Steve J.) for people who are sick or bereaved are to be emailed to totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com for inclusion in the Wednesday prayer list.

We are inviting people to stop and pray everyday at 12 Noon, reciting the Lord’s Prayer. In this we unite our voices and hearts before God, as we make our prayers and petitions.

Parish Caring Service We are in the process of setting up a telephone listening and befriending service, please contact totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com for any requests and these will be dealt with as soon as possible.

South Hams DC Response Team SHDC have created a Community Response Team, who are already talking to Town and Parish Councils. Their work to help, support and protect the most vulnerable people will develop over the coming week, as they work with their partners, including local voluntary groups.
If you are in need – or know someone who is – you can register that need at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 providing the relevant name, contact number and address where possible. Local voluntary groups can register by contacting the Council at the same email address CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk

Totnes Food Bank For all enquiries, please contact Liz Waterson: liz.waterson29@gmail.com 01803 849345

Totnes Food Bank

There will be no baptisms, weddings until further notice

Baptisms
Kion Lee SYLVESTER


Weddings:

5th September 1400 Stephen Matthew Kerwin & Kimberley Jayne Parker Wedding Blessing