Funerals & Memorial Services

We understand that when someone has just died, arranging a funeral is going to be one of the most difficult things to you will have to do. We are here to help and recognise that funerals are a very important part of marking the close of a precious human life on earth. They offer an opportunity for family and friends to express their grief, to reflect on the life of the deceased, to give thanks for them and to commend them to God's safe keeping.  

All the churches in the Aln & Coastland Parishes are available for funeral services and the clergy are also available to take services of Cremation and/or burial in other places. Furthermore, it is possible to use the church for a Memorial Service after a Committal at the Crematorium or elsewhere,

The initial arrangements for funerals are usually made by your chosen Funeral Director, but we work closely with both you and them to help you plan the pattern of service you want, whether in a church, a crematorium or burial. If you have any queries we would be pleased to assist you, please call the Vicar on 01665 830281.

There are many advantages in having a funeral service in a church:

  • The length of the service is not restricted
  • We are flexible with regards to the day and time for the service to be held
  • The committal can follow a church service, either at the Cemetery or the Crematorium.

You may also find it beneficial to visit the Church of England website, which has some helpful guidance on all that surrounds the planning of a funeral:

Parish News:


Joint Benefice Holy Communion 10.30am THEME: REFUGEES Speaker: Lindsay Cross Director: West End Refugee Service, Newcastle


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Holy Communion

Thursday, 26th April 2018 9:15 am


Joint Benefice Holy Communion

Speaker: Lindsay Cross

Director West End Refugee Service

Sunday, 29th April 2018 10:30 am

Thought of the Week

““I read in a book that a man called Christ went about doing good. It distresses me that I am so easily satisfied with just going about.” (Toyohiko Kagawa)