A funeral marks the close of a human life on Earth. It is the opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God’s keeping.

As far back into history as we can know, humans have felt the need for a ceremonial leave-taking of those who have died.

The funeral service of the Church of England can be very short and quiet with only a few members of the family present or an occasion of great solemnity with music, hymns and a packed church.

Whether in St Mark's church building or a local crematorium chapel, it can be the plain funeral service from the Prayer Book or Common Worship or  fuller service with hymns, prayers, readings and an address. It can also be set into the context of a service of Holy Communion.

Whatever the pattern of service, the words and actions all speak of a loving God and the preciousness to Him of every human being.

Please contact the church office (Tel. 01926 421004) or email us for further details or to arrange a funeral.

For more information, see the Church of England website.