Funerals

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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 or the crematorium.

Everyone is entitled to a 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. Speak to our Vicar (the Revd Jennifer Croft) for more information. Our churchyard has been closed, but the Local Authority will provide alternative places of burial and the Vicar can carry out the service there instead of the church or crematorium.

This section includes information on planning a funeral and the funeral service. Plus a selection of comforting psalms and prayers.

Once you have contacted your Funeral Director, they will contact the Vicar on your behalf, to arrange the funeral – including the date, time and venue. The Vicar will then contact you to arrange a home visit to discuss the funeral, your needs and to offer prayer and support.

If you are going through a bereavement, please know that we are here to support you in any way that we can. We are also happy to keep in contact with you after the funeral.

To contact the Vicar call: 01642 901482 or email: vicar@stcuthbertsormesby.org.uk