Funerals in the parish of St Cuthbert’s Ormesby

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, intimate ceremony or a large occasion in the church or a crematorium.

Everyone is entitled to a funeral in their local parish church by their Vicar regardless of whether they attended church or not.  Unfortunately, our churchyard has been declared closed by the local authorities, but can provide alternative places of burial and your funeral director will advise you.

Please have a look at the Church of England website

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.

please contact a Church Warden or email  These are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Can Funeral Directors please fill in the Enquiry Form below so that we can add the funeral to our Life Events Diary. Thank You.


The Dioces of York has a guide for the bereaved about headstones, memorials and items that are permitted in churchyards across the Diocese.

You can find a link to it here.


Firstly, here is the website,

GraveTalk is a café space to talk about death, dying and funerals.  It is friendly, informal and welcoming to anyone who would like to come along.   It is organised by the local church and at each event, we all sit in groups whilst enjoying refreshments, and some GraveTalk question cards are handed out for discussion in groups – there are specially written open questions which get people talking about death, dying, funerals and loss. There are no answers, just conversation.  And it’s open to people of all faiths and none.

So, whether you’re organising a funeral, going to a funeral, or it’s after a funeral, your funeral plans or anyone with questions about death, dying or funerals – then this is the place for you!  Light refreshments are always served.

Details for all future GraveTalk events are available here