If someone you know and love has died, a funeral led by a minister can be held in church, in a churchyard, by a graveside, or at a crematorium. The minister will be there to support you every step of the way before and during the service.
If you have some family or loved ones that are unable to make the service in person, we can arrange a private Live Stream for the church service in some of our buildings.
We are also there for you for as long as you would like us to be alongside you for support or just someone to speak to. We also offer an annual Memorial service to reflect and think of those who we have lost.
Christians believe that when we die, God promises that we will be with him in a wonderful place where death and pain are gone forever. Whatever the circumstances of death, these words of hope are a great comfort to those who attend a funeral.
When someone dies, although we can’t see the person we love anymore, Christians believe that through the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we will see that person again. It might be in a very different form, in a very different way, but that is the Christian hope, and that is the message everyone will hear when they come to a Church of England funeral.
Please use the links on the right to contact us to see how we can help.
If you would like us to pray for you, please request prayer here.
If you would like us to contact you about the next Memorial service please fill in your details here:
Memorial service contact form » (opens in a new window)
For any other enquiries relating to funerals, please contact us here.
Please note that all of our benefice churchyards are managed based on THE CHANCELLOR’S REGULATIONS RELATING TO CHURCHYARDS as detailed in the pdf files linked below.
To summarise as simply as possible, the memorial stones must be as defined in the document ‘Gravestones.pdf’, while the whole burial graveyard is laid out with the aim that maintenance staff can drive a lawn mower across all the graves. Therefore, the planting of permanent bushes is not allowed (More details below).
Churchyards-and-Memorials-2022.pdf »(opens in a new window)
Gravestones.pdf »(opens in a new window)
Cremated-Remains-Areas.pdf »(opens in a new window)
Trees-in-Churchyards.pdf »(opens in a new window)