During the current emergency situation, simple funerals can take place but with only limited people present who are not over 70 or in the vulnerable category. We would, of course, offer a memorial service in church when the emergency is over.
The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time for anyone. We understand the process of planning a funeral, and can provide comfort and support to you during this time of bereavement.
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 internment 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.
For more information on Anglican funerals please visit churchofenglandfunerals.org.
The key thing to remember is that your parish church community is there for you before, during and after the service.
We work very closely with the local funeral directors and can assist you in handling many of the details. Please contact the Ministry Team