Arranging a Funeral

A funeral is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief and to give thanks for the life of someone they love.   

Under the current COVID-19 restrictions, if someone you know and love has died, or dies within the next few days, of whatever cause, a small funeral can still be held in a church, or by a graveside, or at a crematorium.

Our team are always available to lead funerals and memorials. The funeral can be in a church, a crematorium, a cemetery or burial grounds.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t attend church or if the person who has died did not attend church.

A Christian funeral provides the opportunity to remember the life of your loved one and to draw close to God’s strength as you walk through these challenging days.

How do I arrange the funeral?

If someone you love has died, your first point of contact will normally be a funeral director.  If you’d like us to be involved in the funeral (whether it is in church, at the crematorium, cemetery or burial ground) please ask the funeral director to contact us before the date is fixed. We can then make sure that someone is available.

To speak to your local vicar about arranging a funeral find your local church or search our directory.

What about the details of the service?

Once the funeral is booked, the person leading the service will contact you to talk about the arrangements and make sure the service is a fitting tribute to the person who has died.

We always listen carefully to families and create services which are tailored to the needs of the family and reflective of the person who died. You will also be offered comfort and support from the church minister both before and after the funeral itself.

How much does it cost?

Take a look at the fees here