Marking the passing of a loved one is a moment of great significance for family, friends, and the wider community.
As a place of pilgrimage and prayer, Christ Church Cathedral provides a setting of quietness and sanctity for funerals and memorial services. Each day, people come to light a candle and pray quietly for themselves and their loved ones, living and departed.
As a Parish Church, the Cathedral is a familiar and sacred place where families have celebrated Baptisms, First Communion, Confirmations, and Weddings.
As the Cathedral Church for the City of Grafton, the Cathedral hosts civic memorials, including the annual Police Memorial Service.
A funeral at the Cathedral can be a quiet and intimate gathering, or an occasion to draw on our rich liturgical and musical traditions to celebrate the faith we share with the whole people of God across time and beyond time.
Clergy from the Cathedral work closely with the family and their chosen funeral directors to prepare a service that reflects the character and faith of the recently departed.
Our Memorial Garden provides an option for the ashes of loved ones to be interred in the grounds of the Cathedral, and the names of those buried in this way are recorded in a Memorial Book on display within the Cathedral.
The Cathedral also offers various opportunities for loved ones to be remembered with a memorial gift.
Please contact the Cathedral Parish office on (02) 6642 2844 for further information or to begin the process of preparing for a funeral at the Cathedral.