Funerals

We are sorry for your loss.

We are very sorry for your loss. Please be reassured by our prayers for you and your loved ones.

When the time comes to arrange a funeral it can be very difficult, especially if you have been recently bereaved.

We can help.

Irrespective as too wether you are already connected to the church, please let us know about your news. We will be very happy to visit you in your home, support you with arrangements and pray for you and your family at this difficult time.

What to do when someone has died.

After receiving the initial news concerning the death of someone there are some important things that need to be done. Visit the Government website for further informationm.

Some things to consider before meeting the Funeral Director.

Help is available.

If you would benefit from a chaperone during your visit to the funeral directors we are happy to help.

There is also lots of helpful information available on the internet.

Full burial or cremation?

This is an important consideration. The person who has died might have indicated their wishes. If this is not the case, you might wish to discuss this with other family members and close friends, in order to establish what is appropriate.

One consideration is that many churchyards can no longer accommodate full burials. However they can offer the burial of cremated remains.

Where to hold the service?

Our church is very happy to facilitate this important occasion. Have a chat with your local priest beforehand, in order to establish how arrangements can be made.

Sometimes a church funeral has the advantage of being able to provide more available time for the service. This might be particularly important if the person who has died has provided lots of instructions for the service, or if there are several family members and friends who wish to ‘say a few words’.

Meet with you and pray for you.

If you choose a Church of England funeral service, irrespective of whether it is held in church or at the crematorium, the local parish parish priest will very likely visit you in your home.

They will help you plan the funeral service, listen to the story of the person that you knew. They will also pray for you and for the person who has died.

Local Funeral Directors

Abbot & Reese

245 Abbotsbury Road

DT4 0LY

01305 766 711

Cotton & Son

1 Milton Road

DT4 0AZ

01305 76 76 76

Co-Operative

130 Abbotsbury Road

DT4 0JS

01305 772 789

Rose Funeral

35 Shrubbery Lane

DT4 9LY

01305 785 832

Woods

11A Icen Way

DT1 1EW

01305 250 425