Funerals

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping.

These can be a small, quiet ceremony at the crematorium or a large occasion in a packed church.

Everyone is entitled to a funeral service in their local parish church by their local vicar regardless of whether they attended church or not.

Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what your loved one wanted. You may even have planned the service together some time ago. If you are uncertain the vicar who will lead the service can help you choose suitable readings, hymns and prayers. If they did not know your loved one well, they will want to talk with you to build up a picture of the person's life, this may take only one meeting but sometimes it can be more.

The place to start when planning a funeral is to phone Rev. Mike Saunders on 0118 973 6595 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.