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.
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.
Clergy at St Andrew’s often take services at the Crematorium as well, so do get in touch to see if there is a way that we can help at this difficult time.
Additional information can be found on the Church of England Funerals website