Funerals

Funerals and bereavement ministry

Anyone who lives in the parish, whether or not a worshiping member of St. Andrew’s, has a right to a funeral service in the church and to be buried in the churchyard (provided there is room). Those diagnosed with a terminal illness can take great comfort in being able to discuss these things in advance. If this is your situation, please feel free to contact one of the clergy.

Even if a service at Canley Crematorium is preferred, families generally find it helpful to have their own local clergy take the service rather than one recommended by the Funeral Directors. The Funeral Director will contact one of our clergy at your request, but you are very welcome to make your own contact should you prefer. The advantage of local clergy is the time they will devote to the service and to the family both before and after the funeral to ensure that a fitting tribute is paid to your loved one. They will also be familiar with local clubs/employers etc.

St Andrews operates a bereavement group: Lunch n Chat which meets every Wednesday (except the last Wednesday if there are 5 in a particular month). Please follow the link for further details.

St Andrew’s Churchyard is a beautiful and very peaceful setting, much visited and much loved. Please follow the link for further details of our churchyard policy which indicates who may be interred.