Funerals

A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world, and to commend the person into God's keeping. Each person is unique – in personality and life experience and we are here to help you give thanks for the unique person you knew in a way that gives comfort and hope.

Every funeral is different. In many cases the funeral director will be there to help you organise the service, in conjunction with the Rector. A Church of England funeral service can be very short or quiet, with just a few family members present, or a great occasion, celebrating the person’s life with readings, music and hymns. Either can be conducted in church or at the Crematorium. Whatever your choice we are happy to help.

If you need to speak to someone about arranging a funeral, please contact the Rector or the Church Office. We will do all we can to help you in what we know is one of life’s most difficult times. Alternatively you may wish to contact your funeral director first, and let him or her make all the phone calls for you.

What does the Church of England say about funerals?