When the undertakers are asked to arrange a funeral, they will normally contact the priest of that parish to conduct the service. This can either be in church followed by a burial elsewhere, or a cremation. After a cremation, the ashes may be buried in the council cemetery.

If the undertakers contact us to take a funeral, we will then contact you to arrange a visit to discuss the service. We will do our best to conduct the service in a way that reflects your wishes and honours the person who has died. We will advise you on the choice of appropriate hymns and on the tribute or eulogy, if there is to be one. All visits will be dealt with sensitively and prayerfully.

The death of a loved one can be a shock and it is natural and healthy to mourn the passing of one to whom we were close. These are the times when we need maximum comfort and support and our church is there to help you in any way we can in this time of acute need.

If death is imminent, or has just occurred, you may contact Father David, the vicar, at any time of day or night to ask him to come out and pray with you and your loved one, committing them into the hands of the God of love.

“For God alone my soul waits in silence, from Him comes my salvation.”

Psalm 62.1