The Minister prepares Unitarian Funeral Services after detailed consultation with the family of the deceased person and provides a Funeral Service that will reflect the life and beliefs of the deceased person and their family.

Family members and friends are encouraged to take part in the service.
The Service provides an opportunity to celebrate the life of the deceased, mourn their death, to say goodbye and to provide comfort and support for the bereaved.

“Every loss is unique. Each person grieves in his or her own way. Perhaps nothing draws as deeply on individual creativity as grief does. It is a time to rally your own resources, to use them in such a way as to express your grieving as your own, and thus to take possession to it.”

Contact the Church Secretary for more information on 021 429 4158

In Blackwater Woods

Look, the trees
are turning
their own bodies
into pillarskilmurry woods co cork

of light,
are giving off the rich
fragrance of cinnamon
and fulfillment,

the long tapers
of cattails
are bursting and floating away over
the blue shoulders

of the ponds,
and every pond,
no matter what its
name is, is

nameless now.
Every year
I have ever learned

in my lifetime
leads back to this: the fires
and the black river of loss
whose other side

is salvation,
whose meaning
none of us will ever know.
To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it
to let it go.

Mary Oliver