We know how difficult it is when a loved one dies and we want to help in whatever way we can. If you would like a funeral service at one of our churches, or would like a member of our Ministry Team to lead a service for you at the Crematorium please inform your Funeral Director or contact us directly. We will do all we can to accommodate your request. We work closely with our local Funeral Directors and those from further afield.
Our aim is that our funeral services should be dignified, warm and personal with the right balance of celebration and solemnity. We try to be flexible in our approach and to listen carefully to your wishes and to those your loved one may have expressed.
When the date and time of the funeral has been arranged the Rector or a member of the Ministry Team will contact you to arrange a visit. At the visit you will be guided through what to expect at the funeral and asked about what you would like to be included. The Minister can advise you on suitable readings and music. The Church of England Funerals website can be very helpful here too.
We recognise that the weeks and months after the funeral can be difficult and that our experiences of grief vary enormously. Our ministry and pastoral teams are available, if you wish, to support you in your loss.
Every year, typically in late October, we invite all who have been bereaved to come to a Memorial Service and light a candle in memory of their loved ones.
We also hold a Remembering Service in Babyloss Awareness Week for those who have lost children through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth and during early years.