In a funeral
service we come together as family and friends to give thanks
for the life of loved one, to mourn their loss and to commend
them to God. We will endeavour to help you arrange a fitting service
and to support you in your time of loss.
The Funeral Service
To view the
Church of England Funeral Service click here.
Click on these links for prayers
appropriate for funeral and memorial services. The Series One
Burial Service – a form in traditional language –
may be viewed here.
Arranging the Date
To organise a funeral
you should, in the first instance, contact the Rector.
In most cases, your Funeral Director will undertake this on your
help with choosing a date, existing bookings are listed on the Services
Page. Funerals are not conducted on Saturdays or Sundays.
that you will need both Church and Rector; thus, if there is any booking
on a chosen day, it may not be possible to conduct a funeral, even if
your chosen Church appears free.
For burials, only
the following churches have a graveyard:
There are important
regulations concerning memorials in churchyards which can be found here.
How much does a Funeral cost?
Statutory fees for
a Church of England funeral can be found here,
and local fees can be found on the Fees page..
Who may take part
in the service?
It is important to
us that all services are personal and appropriate. We have welcomed visiting
clergy and laity of different traditions to take part in services as appropriate.
Please contact the Rector to discuss your thoughts.
The Lord is
my shepherd : therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture : and lead me forth beside the
waters of comfort.
He shall convert my soul : and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness,
for his Name's sake.
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil : for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort
Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me
: thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of
my life : and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.