Funerals

A funeral is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief and to give thanks for the life of someone they love.   

Our clergy team are always available to lead funerals it does not matter if that's in church, a crematorium, cemetery or burial grounds.   You can arrange a funeral service (or memorial) for anyone who has died in one of our churches they do not have needed to attend church.
If you’ve just been bereaved, your first point of contact will normally be a funeral director.  If you’d like us to be involved in the funeral, or if you’d like to hold the funeral in church, please ask the funeral director to contact us before the date is fixed so we can make sure that someone is available.  
Once the funeral is booked, the person leading the service the next of kin to talk about the arrangements and make sure the service is a fitting tribute to the deceased.
We always listen carefully to families and create services which are tailored to the needs of the family and reflective of the person who died; yet still hold fast to the traditions of the church.
After the funeral, we will normally get in touch to sort about ways we might be able to assist families.  We can let you know about:
  • Our annual memorial service (normally on first Sunday in November)
  • Interment of ashes, gravestones and memorials 
  • We can also arrange to come and talk if that is helpful