We welcome all to mark their loved one’s life with a funeral service here in church.  They are entitled to a funeral in church whether they attended church or not. Following the church service a short committal service is normally held at the crematorium.  St Matthew & St James does not have a graveyard, but we can arrange for a burial of ashes.

When you have chosen your funeral director, let them know that you would like to have the funeral in St Matthew & St James Church.  They will  liaise with us to make the necessary arrangements regarding the date and time.

The minister who will be taking the service will  contact you directly to arrange a visit to discuss the service and help you with details such choosing hymns and readings. They will also chat about your loved one so they can include a personal touch in the service. Many families like to do their own homily or tribute during the service and guidance about this can also be given.

If you have any questions then please contact our Team Administrator .

There is also further advice and information about all matters relating to how to plan a funeral from the Church of England website by clicking the link