Funeral Services

Do you need a Minister to conduct a funeral service for a loved one?

The Church of Scotland supports everyone who is looking for a Minister to conduct a funeral. You don’t need to attend Church or be considered a “Churchy” person or to be known as religious. Many people who don’t attend church often have a belief that there is more to life than what we have on earth, that somehow after we die we continue in another place.

The funerals I conduct are for all people. I spend most of the service time telling the story of the person who has died, and that usually involves both smiles and tears, as well as reminding ourselves of the hope that our loved ones continue.

I want to let you know that I will never turn away a request for a funeral from someone in Paisley South’s Parish, whether you go to church or not. And I will never charge for this service either.

When I am conducting funerals I love hearing and sharing all the stories that people tell about their loved ones. I like sharing the hope that our loved ones do somehow still live on, and there is the hope of reunion.

Most funeral services take place at a Crematorium, but there are still a number of families who bury their loved ones, often at Hawkhead Cemetery.

Sometimes families ask to use the church for a service prior to the burial or cremation, and there is no charge for me or for use of the Church building, though we do ask that modest staff fees are covered.

If you need my help, please contact me through the  ‘Contact Us’ page, or message through Facebook page, or phone me on 0141 587 9374, or ask the Funeral Director to do so.

If you are reading this because your loved one is dying and you are trying to prepare, you are welcome to contact me now. I will try to offer whatever support you and your loved one desire.


Feel free to contact the minister if you are interested in being married in the church or having the minister marry you at your venue.


The Church is very pleased to discuss baptising children and adults. Get in touch with David for a chat.


There are so many reasons that people can wish a blessing - anniversaries and rededication and renewal of vows are the most common, but as we believe that it is God's desire to bless, we will be pleased to discuss whatever blessing you seek.

David Hood


Paisley South Church

123 Rowan St

Paisley PA2 6RZ


Paisley South Church (Church of Scotland) Registered Charity SC000558