Gargunnock, Kilmadock & Kincardine-in-Menteith

Gargunnock Parish Church of Scotland                  Scottish Charity No    SC012154

Kilmadock Parish Church of Scotland                     Scottish Chariity No   SC012031

Kincardine-in-Menteith  Parish Church of Scotland  Scottish Charity No    SC000802

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what it is we do and why, and how you can get involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am  Val Rose and I'm the Interim Moderator during the vacancy.  If you need the Church - I'm your first point of contact for funeral care, arranging weddings and baptism or for

more information.

Get in touch by telephone on

01259 722958 or email me by using the 'CONTACTS' page - using the button above.

Interim Moderators act in place of a parish minister,

For more info about weddings funerals or baptisms, use the drop down list by clicking 'WORSHIP'.

 

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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience......

            ..... We are spiritual beings having a human experience

As you stand and watch, the ship lifts its sails to the winds and glides out of the bay. She is graceful and strong, and sails to the place where sea and sky meet, becoming a speck on the horizon.

Then someone says "She is gone!"...but gone where?

Yet on another distant shore there are new voices belonging to other souls who cry out in celebration " Look ! She is coming."

                                        - and that is dying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As signposts pointing different ways

for families and for friends,

Farewells and partings cleave my days

making beginnings as well as ends.

yet those I love take part of me

with them as they leave,

and close within the heart of me

is locked the love I grieve.

 

The Church of Scotland offers all residents in Scotland pastoral care, free of charge, includes bereavment care.  

 

Parish Ministers of the Kirk conduct funeral services and journey with families through bereavements to ensure that

people are able to mourn and celebrate a life lived, and to move on appropriately.

 

We understand that death marks the close of an earthly life, and the funeral is an opportunity for friends and family to gather together to share their memories and all the complex feelings that attend the death of someone who has been a central part of their lives.

The practical arrangements for a funeral are made in conjunction with a Funeral Director.

 

You may wish to have the funeral in the church, followed by a burial, or at a crematorium.

A service in the church might be expected to last for about 20-30 minutes.

 

During the service the minister will remind folk that "this is not all there is", that death is a natural part of life, and that the promises of God about eternal life are realistic

He will also make it possible for folk to remember the life of the person who has died in the way you would wish, all the while reminding us all of the deep love of God that stays with us even through death.

 

The Church of Scotland makes no charge for the service of a minister, but does for the use of the church building. An organist, when used, is paid a fee directly through the funeral director.

 

Children usually handle funeral services well, and are welcome to attend with a known and trusted adult. There is nothing that would scare them, and they too have feelings which need an opportunity to express

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