A funeral is used to 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 can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a
Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes
buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of
whether they attended church or not. Speak to us about arranging a funeral by contacting
us at the church office.
If the churchyard has been closed, then the Local Authority will provide alternative
places of burial and the minister can carry out the service there instead of the
church or crematorium.
Visit the Church of England website for information on planning a funeral and the
funeral service, and for a selection of comforting psalms and prayers.