A funeral marks the end of a person's life here on earth. It's a time when family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for a 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.
If you think you would like to organise a funeral at Christ Church for someone who lives in the parish or has a link with the church, or would like Steve, our parish priest, to conduct a funeral service at the crematorium please speak to your funeral director in the first instance ... they will then contact Steve directly. Steve will then meet with you to organise things.
To find out if your loved one lived in the parish, use their postcode at www.achurchnearyou.com
Help in organising a funeral ... with you every step of the way
The Church of England has a very helpful website to assist anybody who has the responsibility of organsing the funeral of a loved one, or would like to start to think about organising their own funeral. To access this website click here