Nearly all of us have lost someone close to us in recent times. And yet often we face bereavement alone with no-one we can really talk with. At St James' Church, we look to support individuals and families facing grief. We lead funeral services in church or in a crematorium chapel of your choice, working closely with you and your chosen funeral director. We believe each person is precious in God's sight and each of us - in life and in death - deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. If you are faced with planning a funeral, the Church of England has helpful resources here.

If you are looking to arrange a funeral for someone you love, then we suggest in the first instance you speak with a funeral director who will be best placed to arrange the booking with ourselves and the cemetery or crematorium. Details of our fees (for 2023) can be found below. 

You may with to light a candle to remember someone, or spend a moment in quiet reflection. Our church is open between 9:00am and 6:00pm every day and you are more than welcome to come in and spend some time in quiet reflection. 

For more information on bereavement support, feel free to contact us or visit

Burial or Interment of Cremated Remains at St James' Church

The churchyard has minimal remaining spaces in the Churchyard, although there are still some remaining plots for cremated remains. As such, the majority of burials and interment of ashes takes place in Barton Parish Cemetery which is adjacent to St James' Churchyard. 

Your chosen funeral director can assist with preparations and arrangements for this. If you require more information about a funeral director, please contact us or visit the National Association of Funeral Directors 

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