Andy, our Vicar (phone 01483 892109 or email is
always willing to discuss taking a Service for your departed loved one; either
in church, or wherever you want it to be, and will aim to “meet you where you
This could be
the funeral soon after death, or perhaps a Memorial or Thanksgiving in church
or elsewhere - later the same day, after a burial or cremation; or at later
date (perhaps on an anniversary death or another poignant day).
always starts by exploring what sort of service you are looking for or perhaps
more simply: "What would you like included?"
include some form of personal recollection of the person who has died – either
by a friend or member of the family – or in a tribute written by the Vicar,
based on memories shared with him.
A funeral can
be completely “non-religious” (with music, poems, readings, tributes.....and
perhaps candle-lighting or other use of symbols) or it can include religious
elements (Bible reading, prayers and hymns) but also include “secular music”
and readings, etc; or it can be a more traditional-type Christian funeral