What happens in a funeral service?
Taking funerals and caring for the bereaved is an important of your local Team Vicar’s work. They will discuss the format for the funeral (service in church followed by burial or crematorium) in detail with you when they visit and help you to plan the service.
If you would like to have the funeral service at a crematorium rather than in church, the Vicar can be present to officiate if you wish and will go through the details with you.
What happens to the ashes after a cremation?
They can be buried in the garden of rest at the crematorium or buried in a special place set aside in churchyards for ashes. In some cases, ashes may be buried in the grave of a deceased spouse or close relation. If the family wish it, the burial of ashes can take place within a short service in the Churchyard, usually held a few days after the funeral and cremation.