First take a little time for yourself and those close to you, you will find comfort and strength in family and friends.
- Contact a Funeral Director when you are ready
- Your funeral director will contact your parish priest or minister on your behalf and arrange a date and time for the funeral after consultation with yourself.
- Your parish priest or minister will arrange a suitable time to visit you.
- You will need to decide if the funeral is to be a burial or cremation.
- You will need to decide where these are to take place.
You may contact your parish priest, funeral director, or minister at any time.
From the Church of England and Parish Church point of view and if your loved one has not made known any particular desires or requests for their funeral, you may wish to consider the following.
Before the death
You can call on the parish priest to visit the dying and offer prayers and holy anointing.
Before the funeral
You can request for the “Reception of the Body” into church on the eve of the funeral service. This is a short service for family and close friends.
- Funeral service in Church followed by burial.
- Funeral service in Church followed by cremation.
- Funeral service in church with a celebration of Holy Communion (Requiem)
- Funeral service at the Crematorium followed by cremation.
- Funeral service at the Crematorium followed by burial.
- Funeral service at the graveside.
After the funeral
- Burial of cremated remains in the Churchyard.
- Burial of cremated remains at the crematorium.
- Burial of cremated remains at a different but lawful place
If you wish to contact the clergy at Saint James for any additional information then please do so. We are here to help – please be assured of our prayers.