Please be assured of our concern and condolences for your loss and our wish to help. The death of a loved one is obviously a very sad and painful experience which also leaves a lot that has to be organised, and organised while dealing with the grief of bereavement. The St Martin’s church family are here and will be pleased to help you and your family through this time.
Funeral services, memorial services, and interment (burial) of ashes services can all be arranged by contacting Revd Martin. Each service can be prepared through meeting with the deceased’s family. Within the structure of the funeral service there is lots of potential for flexibility, so the occasion can reflect the family’s wishes. If there is a preference for a cremation rather than a burial we can help with the service at crematorium too.
There is lots of useful information on the Church of England funeral website which can be found by pressing here. Other helpful links are at the bottom of this page.
St Martin’s has an ‘open’ churchyard which means there is room for burials and so space is available for local people.
If you have found your way to this page because you are anticipating a funeral is likely to be needed, maybe you or a loved one is terminally ill and facing their own death, please do feel free to contact Revd Martin. It is always a privilege to meet and see how we can help to prepare, not just for a funeral, but for the earthly death which is inevitable for all of us.
The Citizen’s Advice Website has a useful summary of what to do after a death which can be found by pressing here.
Winston’s Wish can be found by pressing here and provides wonderful help in supporting children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.
Cruse Bereavement Care can be found here and provides care and support after the death of a loved one.