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.

Your first point of contact is often through your Funeral Director who will liaise with you local church on your behalf. Prior to the funeral the vicar will contact you and arrange to discuss the funeral service of your loved one with you and your family. Your local church is here to support you through this difficult time.

You will find more information about the Church of England and Funerals at


You may wish to remember your loved one through:

  • Planting a tree or shrub
  • Sponsoring bulb planting
  • A memorial bench
  • Making a donation towards church nature projects
  • A memorial plaque or marker
  • Making a donation towards church restoration projects

Each item is subject to availability and all memorial objects are subject to a fee. Funds raised are used towards the upkeep of the churchyard.

To find out more please contact the Church Warden of your local church.

Church of England Guidance on leaving a lasting gift in your Will can be found here.

* Please note, ownership of any tree, wall, ground etc remains the property of the church.

Funeral Directors please refer to page two.


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