A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth and is a way of saying ‘goodbye’ and reflecting on the uniqueness of a person’s life. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. Funerals can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church. At the heart of every funeral led by a Church of England minister is the good news of God’s love for every human being.

A church will always be there to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. Our ministers are there to care for you regardless of whether you or your loved one attended church or not. 

The overall arrangements are normally made by the funeral directors but you can always get in touch with us directly:

There is a Church of England website that provides helpful information: