Organising a funeral comes at the most difficult of times but we are here to help you. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone and we are here to support you before, during and after the service. The service itself provides an opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, celebrate a life which has ended and commend that person into God’s keeping.

You can contact a member of our Clergy team for support after a death and to arrange a funeral service. In the first instance telephone Reverend Sandra Benham on 01274 589005 or use the contact page on this website. A member of the clergy will make an arrangement to visit you to talk through the service to make it a fitting tribute and farewell.

After the service
Coming to terms with the death of a loved one can take months or years. We want to help and support you and our clergy and church congregation will be there for you. Every year we hold an All Souls’ Service in October or November where people can remember those who they have lost, light and candle in their memory and hear their names read out during the Service.

Memorial Book
Our Memorial Book is kept in a glass case inside St John’s Church. It provides a lasting tribute to those who have died. Entries record the deceased’s name, dates of birth and death, and a short tribute. We offer those who have had a funeral service in the parish, or conducted by a member of our clergy at a crematorium, the opportunity to put an entry for their loved one into the Memorial Book. You are welcome to come and see your loved one’s entry whenever you are in church.