A Funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief together, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God's keeping.
A Funeral service may be very short and quiet with just a few members of the family present or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a packed church. It may be held in a Church or at a Crematorium or at both. Every person has the right to a Funeral in his or her Parish Church even if the deceased or the family have not been churchgoers.
For help and guidance in planning a loved one's funeral, please contact our vicar, Reverend Claire, by emailing her at this address, making sure you leave a contact telephone number,
After the Funeral
People who have lost someone close to them are often so busy with practical details and arrangements leading up to the Funeral that they do not experience the full sense of their loss until later. Grieving is a natural and important part of coming to terms with healing this loss and it may continue for several months. If asked, members of the church will always try to help you.
In Loving Memory
On the last Sunday evening in October each year, an "In Loving Memory" service is held at the Parish Church at which all those whose Funerals have been conducted in Church or at the Crematorium in the previous twelve months are remembered by name. Loved ones from past years may be remembered.