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.
However there are currently restrictions in place due to the prevalence of Covid-19. Reference should be made to the relevant current Government's guidelines. At this time this predominantly means limiting the numbers present on such occassions to 30 people.
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.
At St Mary's we not only have experienced ministers to help you but a dedicated team of pastoral assistants. They are trained to support individuals and families through times of bereavement.