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Funerals

We have general information and fees for you in downloadable leaflets, called “Customaries” for the service. These leaflets are designed to give you background information, based on the customary or usual practices, of the Book of Common Prayer, the Episcopal Church, and the tradition here at the Church of the Redeemer. We encourage you to read the appropriate leaflet before calling the office (610-525-2486) to arrange your service.


Funerals – answers to questions you may have:

  1. What do I do first?
    Please contact the Parish Office (610) 525-2486 as soon as possible following a death to make arrangements for funerals, memorial services, and interments.
  1. Can I announce the funeral time and date before I’ve met with the clergy?
    No, the clergy must be consulted before scheduling a service at Church of the Redeemer.
  1. Which funeral director should I choose?
    You are free to use the funeral director of your choice. The following funeral directors have been used frequently by those planning funeral services and interments at the Church of the Redeemer, and are aware of our fees and policies.

Chadwick & McKinney, Ardmore, PA (610) 642-6303

(Rodger McKinney is a Redeemer parishioner)

Stuard Funeral Home, Ardmore, PA                 (610) 649-0243

 

  1. Can I have an open casket funeral?
    In the Episcopal Church a funeral pall is used to cover the casket during the service. The casket remains closed throughout the service.
  1. Are there plots for burial in the Churchyard?
    Grave plots are available for full burials and cremations in the Churchyard and Memorial Garden.
  1. What about flowers?
    The Flower Guild of the Church of the Redeemer will prepare all the floral arrangements for funerals and memorial services. These flowers become the property of the church and, when possible, are used as memorials of the life of the deceased during Sunday services.
  1. Can I arrange a reception at Redeemer?
    Yes. We have space for receptions following funerals and memorial services, subject to availability and occupancy restrictions. The Assembly Room will hold up to 65 people seated, or120 standing. The Shortridge Room will hold up to 24 people seated, or 35 standing. These two rooms may be opened into one space for increased capacity. Use of the kitchen is included in the fee.

 

When planning a Funeral or Memorial Service, click here for a complete listing of appropriate scripture readingsPDF

When planning a Funeral or Memorial Service, click here for a listing of hymns that are appropriate for funerals.  PDF


 

Please contact Charles Amis, Program Assistant, for further information. Phone: 610-525-2486 ext. 14 or email Charles Amis.


 

Church of the Redeemer - 230 Pennswood Road - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010