We are sorry that you have experienced a bereavement amongst your family or friends.
It is at these times that you may find the Church Community of great help. You may feel lost and don’t know where to turn for guidance and help. We are here for you and will do all that we can to help you through this difficult time.
Everyone is entitled to have a funeral in their parish church regardless of whether they attended church or not. Some of our Benefice churchyards are still open for burials, others are open for the interment of ashes.
Funerals can be big occasions with a packed church or can be very small quiet ceremonies. The whole service can be in church, or the first part can be in church and the committal at the graveside or crematorium or the whole service can be at the crematorium. There can be a private family funeral with a public memorial service at a later date. There are no right or wrongs.
The key thing to remember is that your parish church community is there for you before, during and, most especially, after the service.