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Funerals and Memorial Services

The funeral or memorial service of a loved one is a major event in the life of any family. If you would like to choose St Andrew's Brighton for this significant occasion, we will help you through this emotional time. We hold that everyone is entitled to a Christian burial and we make no judgement about the deceased's church involvement or personal life choices. Anyone is welcome to have a funeral at St Andrew's.

You may but do not need to contact us directly. The usual process is that your chosen Funeral Director, on the direction of the authorised next-of-kin, will make contact with the Parish Office to arrange a suitable time for the service.

Please be aware that a date and time for the service cannot be confirmed until the Vicar, or other Parish Clergy, have been consulted.

Every human life is unique, and at St Andrew's every funeral or memorial service is a distinctive celebration of the life of the departed. To make the service as personal as possible, Clergy meet with the family and discuss appropriate selections of music, readings and other presentations once the service has been confirmed. We can include Masonic and RSL rites as part of a funeral service.

St Andrew's Brighton is an Anglican Church, so please understand that we act within the Christian faith and the guidelines of the Anglican Church of Australia.

St Andrew's has several worship spaces available. For large services, the Main Church seats 500+ people. For smaller services, the Pioneer Chapel seats 80+ people, or the Lady Chapel seats 50 people. We can also cater for larger services, with over 800 mourners, buy providing additional seating, including the use of the mezzanine level at the rear of the church.

St Andrew's may only be used for Anglican or other approved Christian services. Our Clergy usually conduct the funeral and memorial services here. Other ordained Christian clergy may lead or participate with our Clergy in the service with the approval and at the invitation of our Vicar, and in accordance with Diocesan policy.

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