Funerals and Graveyards


Firstly, we would like to offer our condolences if you are looking at this page because a loved one has died.

We would like to help you in any way we can whether through pastoral care and support or through helping with the funeral service.

Planning the Service

Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what your loved one wanted. You may even have planned the service together some time ago.

If you are uncertain we can help you choose suitable readings, hymns and prayers. We will want to talk with you to build up a picture of your loved one; so that we can celebrate their life in the most appropriate way.

Some deaths will be especially traumatic, distressing or unexpected. St Mary’s Church has special funerals for children, or after sudden or violent deaths, including suicide. Please speak with the vicar about what is possible.



For information about family history and a list of burials in St Mary’s cemeteries please contact the Treasure House.