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:
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: https://churchofenglandfunerals.org/
You cannot wander anywhere that will not aid you.
Anything you can touch—God brought it into
the classroom of your mind.
—Daniel Ladinsky, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi