Funerals at Canterbury

Canterbury United Methodist Church is a faith-filled and caring congregation. Our Christian commitment is to represent Jesus in every phase of life's journey. Beginning with our baptism, going on through confirmation and Christian discipleship, and finally to the hope of resurrection with Jesus Christ; in all of these life phases, the church is there.

The end of our time on this side of eternity is often difficult for our loved ones. Many times they are required to make a multitude of decisions in arduous circumstances. One of the final gifts we can give our loved ones is to make our wishes known regarding our final arrangements. To help with this, Canterbury has a booklet to offer each member of the congregation that we hope will:

  • enhance our theological understanding of and our preparedness for death.

  • aid us in the practical and personal preparations for death.

  • aid in funeral or memorial service preparations.

  • assist loved ones when that time comes.

The material is based on the United Methodist Book of Worship and outlines the specific policies and procedures of Canterbury United Methodist Church. We hope that each person who prepares for their final arrangements will keep a copy with their personal papers and give a copy to the church office where it will be kept in strictest confidence.

You can download a copy of the booklet by clicking the button below.


If you or a loved one would like to have their final resting at Canterbury United Methodist Church, Canterbury is able to accommodate this request with two columbaria on our grounds.


For More Information, contact

Dr. Paul McCracken
Traditional Worship Coordinator | 205.874.1536