Benefice of Harston, Hauxton and Newton

  • The Vicarage
  • Church Street, Harston
  • Cambridge
  • England - Cambridgeshire
  • CB22 7NP

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God our Father, we thank you for the person we knew, the years we shared, the good we saw, and the love we received.”


[Extract from a prayer used at a Church of England funeral service].


If you live in Harston, Hauxton or Newton you are entitled to ask the Vicar to take the Funeral Service for your loved one, in the Parish Church or the crematorium; at a cemetery or a woodland or green burial site.


This is so whether or not you attend Church.

Please do not hesitate to contact Brigid, our Vicar, who will help you every step of the way.


Brigid would welcome the opportunity to help you at the time of your bereavement by visiting the family, offering support and helping you with the arrangements for the Service.


The Service will reflect the unique life of your loved one and personal touches important to you will be added to do this.


You may find it helpful to read the attached link; it reflects how we in our three Parishes are willing to be with you ‘every step of the way’:


The closing words of this story are:

Every person is unique, every life is special, every journey through death and grief is personal. And the Church of England has been supporting people through all of this for hundreds of years – and your local church is there for you…..every step of the way.

Here is a further link to help you at this difficult time:


Each year in November we also hold two Services in the Benefice for the bereaved to remember their loved ones.  The Services include special hymns and Scripture readings and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of your loved one, whenever they died.  The details of these Services will be found under the Benefice Services heading of the website and details will be in the Parish Magazine.


Here is another prayer which may help.  It is taken from:


 Lord of all love,

 be with me today in the stillness

 and comfort me as I remember [my friend]

 Be with me as I look back,

 remembering all whom I mourn,

 and be with me as I look forward

 to the journey that lies ahead.

 Give me the strength to talk of hope

 and the courage to show love.
 In Jesus name. Amen.