Funerals at St Margaret's
Losing a loved one can be a very emotional and difficult time for families. Here at St. Margaret's we understand this and always act with sensitivity & compassion. The initial contact is usually made through your local Funeral Directors to the Church Office or Rector, following which an informal visit can be arranged. Most visits to meet the family and prepare the funeral last about one hour.
St. Margaret's has a Bereavement Visitors Group who, between them, do a follow-up visit to each bereaved family. Occasionally there is a need for further visits or phone calls where a family member requires more support.
Each October a Memorial Service is held at St. Margaret's and invitations are sent to all families who have been bereaved during the year.
Burials at St Margaret’s
St Margaret’s churchyard was closed for new burials last century. However, if the grave has been designated as a double grave, then the surviving relative may still be buried with their loved one.
St Margaret’s is able to bury cremated remains of people. This is in a specified area within the churchyard. Due to the nature of the area, and that loved ones’ ashes are buried across the whole area, we are unable to allow memorial plaques or any other tributes within this area. Further details are available.