Hope Presbyterian Church has moved into the funeral business though an initiative of its Business Life Trust. The goal is to serve the community with caring affordable funerals with a significant portion of profit going back to the community.
As of October this year Hope Funerals Christchurch has been launched and has also completed the sale and purchase of Heritage Funeral Services, whose resources and staff expertise will be an integral part of the business plan going forward. In the first two months of operations eight families have been assisted through the funeral process, including two WINZ assisted funerals, one direct cremation, four church based funeral services and one funeral and burial service.
We would welcome the opportunity to work with the wider community and in particular other congregations who share the desire to support a good value Christian based social enterprise funeral service.