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 a funeral service in their local parish church, regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to your Rector or Vicar for more information.
We work with local funeral directors to ensure that families are supported at a time of bereavement.
Click on this link for more information on planning a funeral.
The fees for funerals includes the service in church and the priest’s travelling expenses. No additional fee is charged where burial or cremation takes place immediately after the service.
No fee is charged for the funeral of a stillborn infant or for the burial of an infant under one year old.
The figures do not include charges for extras such as heating, music (eg, organist, choir), bells and flowers, which are fixed by the incumbent and churchwardens of the parish.