Funerals

Should you ever need to organise a funeral, a burial, or a service of thanksgiving, we will seek to give you support and help you put together a suitable service. In the event of a death and the need to organise a funeral, do not hesitate to contact The Rev’d Sue Rose for advice and support. One of your first steps should also be to make contact with a funeral director.

A funeral marks the close of life on this earth. It is the opportunity for family and friends to express their grief, to give thanks for the life of the person they love, and to commend them into God’s keeping.

Sometimes a funeral service is held in church, and the coffin is then either taken to the churchyard for burial, or to the crematorium where the final part of the service, and the cremation, takes place. Sometimes the whole funeral service takes place at the crematorium and is followed, either on the same day or at a later date, by a service of thanksgiving in Church for the life of the departed.

Ashes may be interred by arrangement in the churchyard.

The funeral director will discuss these different options with you, but please do contact us directly if you would like to ask about any aspect of funeral arrangements.

Whether or not you are considering a Burial or Cremation, we hope you will consider holding a service in one of our churches.

You may wish to see more information on the Church of England Funerals Website:

churchofenglandfunerals.org/