Any collection made on church grounds is counted and banked by the retrospective church and the family can propose that up-to 50% can be donated to another charity of their choice. Please ensure the church has been given your choice in writing, including the name and address of the cause before the funeral.
At least 48hrs before a burial takes place, the clergy or the person taking the service must be satisfied that a ‘certificate of disposal’ of the body (‘the green form’) has been issued by the registrar of births and deaths, or a corresponding order made by the coroner (in-line with section 1 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1926).
The Funeral Director is responsible for ensuring the correct documentation is provided in advance to avoid any misunderstandings on the day.
It is the responsibility of the funeral organiser / Funeral Director to make sure the funeral is planned and held safely, with minimum disruption to the local community and other highway users.
If a parking suspension or dispensation is required, it should be organised by the Funeral Director well in advanced of the day with Scarborough Borough Council, following consultation with the relevant church (if large numbers are expected, further consultation may be required, eg with the local Parish Council).
Each church is a charity run by volunteers and the member of clergy is provided by York Diocese.