A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.
You can choose a funeral at a church or at a crematorium. Your loved one does not need to be baptised, a church community member or a Christian. We offer a funeral to anyone.
The service may include a celebration of your loved one’s life, but it is more than that. The heart of the service recognises that young or old, popular or not – they were made by God, that he loves them and, in the service, we entrust that special person into God’s safekeeping.
The traditional words of the Church of England funeral service have been used for generations, and because they are so well recognised can bring comfort to family members. If you would like the vicar can help you decide on ways to personalise the service through readings from the bible or poems and music choices.
There are fixed fees for a Church of England funeral service (Usually you won’t need to worry about it separately as it will be included in the funeral director’s total bill.) There may be extra charges for an organist or for a verger. There is no fee for the funeral of a child or young person under the age of 16 or for a stillborn infant.