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When someone we love dies, whether that death is expected or comes suddenly, there is a lot to do in a relatively short space of time. One of the most pressing tasks facing the bereaved is to arrange a funeral service. This is where the church can offer a lot of help and advice.

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A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. This can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

Even if you were looking for cremation, or a burial elsewhere, you can still have a funeral service in Church first. Our experienced clergy can offer advice on the options available to you to ensure each funeral is a fitting and personal tribute.

Both of our churches have ‘closed’ churchyards which means that we are no longer able to dig graves for burial. Burials following a funeral in church can take place at a civil cemetery or natural burial ground. Anyone who lives in the parish of Christ Church Mountsorrel is entitled to have their ashes buried in the churchyard by the local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Occasionally, it is possible for someone’s ashes to be buried in the churchyard at Christ Church even if the deceased person was not a resident. Please speak to the priest-in-charge, Revd Colin Resch or ask your funeral director to do so on your behalf if you prefer. At present, it is not possible for burials of ashes to take place at St Peter’s Church, Mountsorrel.

If you would like more information about holding a funeral service at either St Peter’s Church or Christ Church, please get in touch with us using this online form.