Arranging a Funeral

prayerWhen someone we love dies, whether that death is expected or comes suddenly, there is a lot to do in a relatively short space of time. One of the most pressing tasks facing the bereaved is to arrange a funeral service. This is where the church can offer a lot of help and advice.

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. This 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. Occasionally, it is possible for someone to be buried in one of our churchyards even if the deceased person was not a resident. Please speak to the vicar, Revd Mark Daborn or ask your funeral director to do so on your behalf if you prefer.

Even if you were looking for cremation or a burial in Bridgnorth Cemetery you can still have a funeral service in Church first.

If you would like more information about holding a funeral service in one of our parish churches, please click on the relevant link below. If you are uncertain as to which parish you live in, please visit the website A Church Near You and enter your postcode.

Our parishes:

Cleeton St Mary Farlow Middleton Scriven Sidbury Silvington Stottesdon