The Farewelling of a Home: a liturgy by Jane Simpson

This is a liturgy written to meet an expressed need for all who have suffered the loss of a home or who are leaving it for the last time.

In it the householders give thanks for their home, hallowed through their everyday lives down the years. In each room prayers and memories are gathered up in times of silence, thanksgiving and taking leave.

Responding to God’s call to journey in faith, the householders are sent out by the group. They say their final goodbyes and proclaim hope for the future. All leave in silence.

The Farewelling of a Home can also mark other life-changing transitions such as moving into a retirement village or into care.

Available from Poiema Liturgies