Funerals and Christian Burial
The work of the Church is to proclaim the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This same proclamation of faith is translated into the Church’s pastoral and ministerial activity. Since the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is central to our faith, it stands to reason that the dignity of each member of the Body of Christ is central to its pastoral mission.
It is with this in mind that the following guidelines are presented to the faithful and clergy of the Diocese of Manchester for the proper celebration of the funeral rites.