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 or a large occasion in a packed church.

 

Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not.

 

Speak to the Revd Sue Diggory (01732 446466) for more information.

 

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Our churchyard

 

We are privileged and pleased to have a churchyard here, which can be widely enjoyed, which can provide a place of peace and reflection, and which can offer a resting-place for loved ones, confident in the Christian hope and the care of God. We are grateful to all those who help with its maintenance. 

 

Everyone is asked to take note of the following guidelines:

  • All memorials should be in keeping with those around them.

  • Any proposal for a memorial must be submitted in writing and agreed by the vicar.

  • The permanent planting of ornamental shrubs and trees requires written permission from the vicar.

 

We reserve the right to remove any modifications to grave sites that have not been approved in writing by the vicar and PCC.

The full text of our churchyard policy is posted in the church porch and can be viewed here.