Practical Guide in Time of Need
The church office is to be contacted for arrangements for vigil service, home-going service and support for the bereaved.
Registration of Death
When a person passes away to be with the Lord, a Certificate of Cause of Death (CCOD) must be obtained from the Attending Doctor. The death must then be registered at the nearest neighbourhood police post.
Upon registration, a Death Certificate together with a Burial Permit will be issued to the informant. In the case of Burial, the family must indicate choice of cemetery: Choa Chu Kang Cemetery or Christian Cemetery.
The Death Certificate is in duplicate. The original copy will be retained by the Police/Medical Records Office (MRO) and the duplicate copy issued to the family/informant.
The documents required:
a) CCOD issued by Attending Doctor
b) Passport and Identity Card of the Deceased (to be surrendered to the authorities)
c) No fee is required for registration of death.
For more detailed information, please visit the NEA website by clicking HERE.
Contact for Obituary Announcement
a) Original Death Certificate
b) Identity Card of Person Placing the obituary announcement.
c) Details to be included in the announcement, including list of family names, if applicable.
Contacts for Casket Companies in Order of Recommendation
1. Shalom Funeral Services
Block 89 Geylang Bahru #01-2732
Kallang Basin Industrial Park
Tel: 6475 6070
Mobile: 9766 9888 / 9199 1929
4. The Resting Place Pte Ltd
Blk 4 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh #01-1337
Toa Payoh Industrial Park
Tel: 6533 1787
Fax: 6533 1729
5. Faith Bereavement Services
Blk 4 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh #01-1331
Toa Payoh Industrial Estate
Peter Wang 9822 6845
Judy Tan 9829 9631
Samuel Poh 9773 6629
2. Garden Of Remembrance (Christian Columbarium)
Blk 920 Old Choa Chu Kang Road
Tel: 6795 8978
3. Trinity Casket Pte Ltd (Parlours are only let out if the family is using their funeral service)
Blk 38 Sin Ming Drive #01-527/531
Tel: 6451 4496 (24-hours)
The Bible Presbyterian Church of Singapore buries their dead. It is acknowledged that there is no explicit statement from the Bible that categorically declares that we must bury only. But, like other doctrines, such as the Trinity and Infant Baptism, inferences from the Bible are sufficient to conclude that Christians should be buried after they die.
Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (cf.1 Cor 6:19), and God has promised us an incorruptible body (cf. 1 Cor 15:52) at the Second Coming of Christ. The Bible teaches that man is incomplete without a body. As long as the option to bury is still made available in land scarce Singapore, we the Bible Presbyterians in Singapore are constrained for the above reasons, to bury our dead who have died in Christ.