The clergy team at St. Michael's are very experienced in providing sympathetic, caring and compassionate support through the days and months following the loss of a loved one.
In the immediate aftermath of the death there can be a whirl of things to be arranged. We enjoy close working relationships with our local funeral directors and together we do all we can to meet your wishes. It is usual for the undertakers to contact us first to discuss the date and timing of the funeral service.
St. Michael's is an Anglican church so our service is within that tradition. The framework does, however, offer considerable scope to personalise the funeral to your wishes and any wishes the deceased may have expressed.
We encourage people to talk with loved ones about their wishes and to commit these to paper. Once done they can be put aside until needed. It saves much doubt and sometimes heartache for family members later.
St. Michael's also offers memorial services and services of thanksgiving for a loved one if that is preferred. The Vicar, churchwardens and PCC are happy for the nave area of the church to be used by people of other faiths for funeral related gatherings.
Members of the clergy team will conduct funerals at local crematoria if the church building is not required.
Afterward, ashes may be interred in our Memorial garden. See a separate page for details of this aspect.
Each year we remember those who have died at a special service at All Souls during November when you will be invited to return and as a part of the service to light a candle.
In 2021 funeral fees are approximately £500.00.