If you need help, support, prayer, or just someone to talk to, please contact the Vicar. e-mail Telephone 01625 422849
Funerals will be arranged jointly by a Funeral Director and the Vicar. You may contact either one first. The parish is happy to work with any Funeral Director you choose.
It is not possible to dig any new graves in the parish churchyard (at St John's, the former parish church), but there can still be full burials in existing family graves if there is sufficient room. If the existing grave location is known, it is possible to investigate if there is space for additional burials.
Cremated remains (often referred to as "ashes") can be interred in the Columbarium at St John's or in existing family graves if the location is known. The Columbarium has recently been extended to ensure that interment of cremated remains can continue at St John's for the foreseeable future.
Please feel free to discuss with the Vicar or the Funeral Director what style of service you would like to arrange. Whether it be a service in St Oswald's or at the Crematorium, or a service at both locations, or just a very simple ceremony in the Columbarium with only one or two family members present, we can help to arrange things as smoothly as possible.
We can help you decide what sort of service would be most appropriate and suggest readings or music that you may wish to include.
You may like to visit the Church of England's website for further details and suggestions.
It is possible to search our database for details of burials and memorials. It is important to note the following:
So although the burial register can confirm whether an individual's remains were interred in the churchyard, our records may not identify the location of a grave.
To search the database, click on the link below. This will take you to web-page which explains how to do a search and how to interpret the results.
The Parish Church, its building, activities and clergy are entirely funded by voluntary contributions.
We do NOT receive any financial support from the Government, the Diocese, or the Church Commissioners.
Please visit our Donations page to see how you could help to keep us operating both as a centre of worship and as a resource for the local community