Funerals & Bereavement
At funerals we give thanks for the life of a loved one and we commit them into God's care.
Members of St Mary's ministry team are pleased to lead a funeral service for anyone who lives in the parish. It doesn't matter if your loved one did not go to church. We believe in a loving God and our church at St Mary's extends that love to all.
We understand that some deaths can be traumatic, distressing or unexpected. The Church has special funerals for children, or after sudden or violent deaths, including suicide. Please talk to us about what is possible.
You can choose whether the service takes place in the church (followed by burial or cremation) or at a crematorium.
Please ask your funeral director to contact our parish office to discuss arrangements. However if you need guidance on what music might be appropriate to accompany the funeral service please clickhere
At St Mary's we have a dedicated team of pastoral assistants. They are trained to support individuals and families through times of bereavement.