As the parish church we are here for everyone in the parish, not just for the people who come regularly to church. In a time of bereavement the most natural place to turn to for consolation, strength and meaning is the church.
We offer pastoral support, and in a time of loss are conscious of the need for a supportive presence as well as advice around the more practical side of organising the funeral. The church offers you pastoral care without asking you to subscribe to what we believe.
We can help you with practical arrangements, such as making contact with the registrar, and funeral director if you have no done so.
As the church we are here for you throughout the time of bereavement, and beyond.
A service is a normal part of the process of saying goodbye when a loved one has died. There are numerous possibilities about the format, content and place for such an act of worship. We will be happy to explore what you would be comfortable with, including the choice of music, readings, hymns, and prayers. While there is flexibility in what you might choose to be included, any service in the church or led by the minister will have a Christian content.
When the funeral is in the church there is normally a charge to cover heating and lighting, and to pay for the services of an organist and church officer. The current fee is £110 (reduced to £60 for church members). The charge may be waived (not insisted upon) at the discretion of the minister.