Planning a funeral

If someone you love dies and you find that you have to arrange a funeral, the first step is to contact one of the local funeral directors.

They will guide you through the practical steps and will be in touch with us, having consulted you fully about the type of service you would like. (That may be in church, at the crematorium, or a service followed by burial.)

Once the date has been arranged, a member of our clergy team will be in touch with you and will arrange to visit you, to talk about the service. This will include any music you would like, reading(s) and possibly a couple of hymns. You may already have some ideas, but we want to help you plan something special and we take great care to ensure that the service is personal, for you and for the person who has died.

We have a team of bereavement visitors and one of them will be in touch with you, to offer prayer and practical support, both at the time and afterwards.