Funerals 

Funerals, death and dying are one of the most difficult subjects often to talk about, cope with and understand.

We, as a church, are here to help, uphold and guide anyone at these most difficult of times. In the first instance please call or email the church office (details below) or contact Rev Mary Gregory.

Funerals 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 all vary from a small, quiet ceremony to a large occasion in a packed church. Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by the local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not.

Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what your loved one wanted or the service may have been planned some time ago, but if you are uncertain in any way we will help you through the whole process, from choosing readings, songs, hymns and special prayers.

Some deaths are especially traumatic, distressing or unexpected. The Church has special funerals for children, or after sudden or violent deaths, including suicide. Please do speak to us in confidence. 

Tim Phillips, 31/10/2015