A funeral marks the end of a human life on earth. It is an opportunity for friends and family to acknowledge and express their sense of grief and loss, to give thanks for the life that has been lived and to commend the person into God’s safekeeping.
Anyone who has lived or died in, or who has a significant connection with, one of our parishes can have a funeral service in one of our churches.
Alternatively, one of our ministers could conduct the service at a local cemetery or crematorium. Because every person is a unique individual, no two services will be same.
The minister taking the service will discuss the various options with you when you meet.
Arranging the Funeral
Most services are arranged through a funeral director who can co-ordinate all the different aspects of the funeral.
It is helpful if the first approach is made through whichever funeral director is chosen.
The minister will then contact you to arrange a discussion of the specific details of the service.
Our current fees can be found here.
The churchyards at Thornton, Bagworth and Copt Oak have facilities for full burials. Markfield, Copt Oak, Bagworth and Stanton under Bardon have facilities to bury cremated remains (ashes).
Please be aware that there are policies and regulations regarding headstones and other memorials that can be installed in our churchyards and Gardens of Remembrance.
For further information, please contact the Rector.
The Church of England has a helpful website that covers many aspects of arranging and attending a funeral.