When you lose a loved one
We would like to be be of help in any way for those who are bereaved. We will be very happy to conduct a funeral service, whether or not you or your family are regular worshippers. A church funeral can be followed by either burial or cremation. Feel free to get in touch with vicar as soon as you like if you wish to talk.
Funeral arrangements will be made with a funeral director who will then liaise with us. So we encourage you to make contact with a director as soon you feel able.
The Book of Remembrance
There is a Book of Remembrance in St. Mary's Church. This enables the appropriate inscriptions to be placed at the anniversary of the date of the death. Those recorded in the Book of Remembrance are remembered in our prayers. The pages of the Book of Remembrance are turned weekly. An application form for an entry in the Book of Remembrance can be found on the welcome table in church.
Time to grieve
The vicar or members of the church’s pastoral care group are very happy to keep in touch and support you in the difficult months which may follow after a funeral. Please indicate to us if this is something you would appreciate.
More information on church funerals can be found here: