A funeral marks 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.

Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest, regardless of whether they attended church or not.

St Peter’s has no churchyard but the Local Authority provide alternative places of burial and the minister can carry out the service there instead of the church or crematorium.

For more information on planning a funeral and the funeral service visit the Church of England website at: http://www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/funerals/planning-a-funeral.aspx

To arrange a funeral at St. Peter’s please contact the Church office on 01249 461678.