St Johns East Malvern

Funerals

A Funeral or Memorial Service provides family and friends an opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of someone who has died. Christians do so in the context of the resurrection, through which Christ offers hope to all.

Services

Although the time immediately after a death is distressing, a Funeral or Memorial Service can also be consoling and reassuring. We are comforted by the faith we share and heartened by the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends the life that has passed. Funerals and Memorial Services are an important reminder that we are not alone in our grief.

Funerals at Saint John’s

Saint John’s is a serene and beautiful setting to honour the life of someone we love. It is available for Funeral and Memorial services, and maintains a beautiful garden for the interment of ashes after cremation. Services may vary from simple brief prayers for the deceased to a full choral requiem. The clergy of Saint John’s are available to guide relatives through this time and to help with funeral preparations.

The Barry Shaw Memorial Garden

The Barry Shaw Memorial Garden adjoins the Parish Church and is available for the internment of ashes for those associated with Saint John’s. Interments are separately placed and permanent. The names of those who have died are inscribed in a Memorial Book located in the Church porch, and prayers are offered for the deceased on the Sunday nearest to the anniversary of their death. Memorial flowers may also be arranged for the Church on this day. A freestanding lych-gate offers a place of quiet repose for those who wish to sit quietly in the garden and remember those they love.

Saint John’s Community Hall

Saint John’s Community Hall is situated directly behind the historic Parish Church and offers a convenient venue for functions after services. Built in 1906, the Hall is surrounded by charming gardens and an elegant rotunda and is equipped with a professional kitchen and functioning theatre stage. Information on hiring the Hall can found at the Community Hall page on this site.

Funeral Arrangements

Please contact the Vicar on (03) 9571 6616 regarding funeral arrangements. A Funeral Application Form can be downloaded here.

Download the Funeral Application Form

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