funerals and memorial services

Our prayers are with you

When someone dies, there’s so much to think about and so much to
organise. We understand how difficult this can be. The church is here
to help and support you through this process and beyond and to help
you say your final goodbye in a way that really helps.

The Church of England offers a very helpful website at giving information and advice about funerals. The website guides you step by step through the funeral arrangements, shows you the options available for hymns, readings and other preferences you may have, and includes a service


What We Do

Key questions about funerals

First steps to arranging a funeral

First steps to arranging a funeral

After the initial news of the death of someone you knew and loved,there are some important things that need to be done. These are two of the more immediate things:

Register the death.

All deaths need to be registered with the registrar for births, deaths and marriages. This must be done within five days in England. For advice on how to do this visit or contact the local registration service on 0116 305 6565.

Meet a Funeral Director.

If you’re not yet sure which one to use, you can find one near to you on the National Association of Funeral Directors’ website, or on the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) website.


Funeral Directors (also known as undertakers).

The funeral directors will give you guidance and options for the funeral and work with you to understand what type of funeral you would like. They will coordinate with the vicar and the cemetery or crematorium about the time and date of the service.

Things to consider when planning a funeral or memorial service?

Things to consider when planning a funeral or memorial service?

One of the first questions they’ll ask is whether you’d like a burial or a
cremation. You might like to discuss this with other family members if
you’re not sure what the preference was of the person who died.

There are a number of choices of service, a Church Funeral service, a service at a local crematorium, or a Memorial Service. The church can also arrange a short service for internment of ashes after a cremation.
More details of these can be found on the Church of England website.

To discuss these options please speak with the vicar or your funeral director who would be pleased to advise you on the options.

What happens during the service?

What happens during the service?

Each funeral can be as unique and special as the person you are

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Loughborough LE12 8HP

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