A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

In this benefice, we would conduct a  funeral for all who have lived within the parishes of this benefice. The funeral service can be held at a  church followed by a burial or followed by a short committal service at the Crematorium. We would also lead a funeral service held entirely at the Crematorium. It is a great privilege to visit, plan and conduct the funeral service through this time of grief and loss.

Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. If the churchyard has been closed, then the Local Authority will provide alternative places of burial and the minister can carry out the service there instead of the church or crematorium.

Please contact the office and one of the clergy will ring you.Details on how to contact us as here