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 pray that the departed may rest in peace. We would be pleased to advise you and hold your loved one’s funeral in one of these churches and/or the local crematorium


Everyone is entitled to have a funeral in their parish church regardless of whether they attended church or not. Some of our Benefice churchyards are still open for burials, others are open for the burial of ashes.


Funerals can be big occasions with a packed church or can be very small quiet ceremonies. The whole service can be in church, or the first part can be in church and the committal at the graveside or crematorium or the whole service can be at the crematorium. There can be a private family funeral with a public memorial service at a later date. There are no right or wrongs.


The key thing to remember is that your parish church community is there for you before, during and, most especially, after the service.


For more information please email the Vicar The Rev’d Kirsty Wells or tel 01278 685480

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