With You Every Step of the Way

We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed. You can request a funeral for your loved one in one of our church buildings, or our clergy can conduct a service for you at the cemetery or crematorium.

The funeral director will usually liaise with us in making the practical arrangements for the service itself and our clergy will meet with the family to plan the content of the service in terms of music, readings, hymns, tributes, etc. Each funeral is as unique as the person who has died, but Christian funerals have the common theme of hope running through them. If the service is at church, our organist will be pleased to play. At St John’s, it may also be possible for you to book one of our halls for a reception afterwards.

St John’s does not have a churchyard of its own but burials can be arranged in the nearby parish council cemetery through your funeral director. St Mary’s and All Saints’ have churchyards where burials and interment of ashes can be conducted. Clergy are also happy to meet with you to help you to plan your own funeral, so that your family can be sure they are following your wishes. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss this.

More information and resources about planning a funeral is available at the Church of England’s Funeral Website.

If you have more questions about funerals or would like to arrange to meet with with one of our local clergy to discuss further, please Contact Us.