Did you know that 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. Dealing with the loss of a loved one can often be bewildering. The Church is here to help you in any way that we can. We offer pastoral support throughout the initial grieving period and beyond.
A few months after the funeral, relatives may want to erect a memorial (gravestone) in memory of their loved one. It may also be possible to have the name of your loved one inscribed in the church Memorial Book. Please complete our contacts page to find out more. In addition, our Churchyard policy will help you to navigate your way through the various churchyard regulations for choosing and looking after a family gravestone.
Arranging a Funeral
Arranging a funeral is not something we are ever prepared for having to do. It is important that the funeral reflects something of the character of the loved one who has died. Choice of music, readings etc is therefore important.
Service of Remembrance
Each year, at around the time of All Souls Day (Beginning of November) we hold a special Service of Remembrance, especially to remember those who have died. There will be an opportunity to light a candle, in memory of your loved ones and to find support, through prayer and fellowship. Please do come along, all are welcome.
Leaving a Legacy
Often, we like to do something positive, in memory of our loved ones, or else we ourselves might like to leave something upon our own death. If you would like to discuss the possibility of leaving something in your will to one of the churches of the Benefice then please contact us.
We are collecting for local food banks. Please leave your donations in church.