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All of life is sacramental. These are the things that speak to us at another level. We hear a piece of music, and it carries our emotions, may be joy, may be sorrow, and although all that we have (on one level) is physical vibrations beating on our eardrums, we encounter things that are not physical at all. In the sacraments we celebrate at S Stephens we recognise and celebrate the encounter with God and his love for us. Through the tangible we touch the intangible, through the temporal we touch the eternal.
At a technical level some will tell us that the Funeral is not a sacrament, and we acknowledge that, of course, however for ease of the menu system it was easier to conveniently locate it here, recognising that the ministry to the dying and the bereaved has much that is truly sacramental about it.