The Episcopal service for the dead is an Easter celebration, focused on the resurrection. Nevertheless, Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice in the new life of our loved one in the Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.

At St. Alban’s we do our best to recognize all  pastoral needs as the one we love approaches death and at the time of death.  

What do I do when someone I love is dying or has died?
The dying and/or death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible to the clergy.  The Church provides for prayers for those who are dying, and for those who have just died that may be helpful to the family. 

What do I do once my loved one has died?
Our Rector can be of great assistance to you at this difficult time.  She may advise you on funeral home and funeral arrangements, and support you as you notify family and friends.

St. Alban's has a columbarium, a series of niches that hold cremains. The niches are available for purchase at this time only for  members of the congregation.  If you would like to apply for a niche, please contact the rector or Senior Warden.

If you would like additional written information on funeral arrangements please contact the Church office.  We can assist you in obtaining whatever help you may need in a private and confidential manner.