Welcome to the Benefice of Wolverhampton Saint Martin and Saint Stephen Website.
The churches of St Martin of Tours, Rough Hills and St Stephen the Martyr, Springfield became the Benefice of Wolverhampton St Martin and St Stephen in December 2015.
Whilst they are not ajoined to each other geographically they are served by the same clergy. Fr Damian Feeney SSC was appointed Interim Minister in July 2019 whilst continuing as Parish Priest at Holy Trinity Church, Ettingshall. Fr Roger Gilbert SSC currently ministers to the people of St Stephen’s.
The death of a loved one is often the hardest thing any of us have to experience in our life. Words cannot adequately express our sense of bereavement and loss when someone we love so very much is no longer with us.
The funeral liturgy emphasizes our faith in Jesus’ victory over death and our hope in resurrection, even as we mourn our temporary separation from a loved one. We believe that death is not the end, but the beginning of a perfect, permanent life with Christ in heaven.
A funeral service celebrates the life and love of the deceased but it is also an occasion when we commend them with great hope to the mercy and love of God in a journey which continues on into all eternity with him.
For more details about a funeral in the Church of England please click here.
Funerals are usually arranged via your chosen funeral director who will liaise with the parish staff.
A prayer after a bereavement