Funerals

St Paul’s is a family church and, as well as celebrating baptism and marriage, we welcome families when they are grieving.

The death of someone we have loved is a very difficult time. We offer support, prayer and the love of God as you move through the first few weeks.

Funerals can take place in a cemetery chapel or a crematorium, or they can take place in church. Having a service in church gives more time and space for the service you would like. The minister may take the whole service or the family, or family friends, may take a part.

The funeral then moves to either cemetery or crematorium for the committal.

There are several choices of destination for the committal and there are new ideas –

– you might decide on something different such as a Woodland burial.

Each year we have a Memorial Service, here at St Paul’s, watch the diary for the date. Here we remember all the people whose funerals have been conducted either in the Crematoriums or in Church in the past year by name. If you would like your loved one to be named in this service – even if it has been longer than a year since their passing – you are welcome to ask for them to be remembered.