Funerals

A funeral, or a service of thanksgiving, 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 important time together can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

Matthew (the Vicar at St. Luke's) and members of the Pastoral Care Team can provide pastoral support to families at this difficult time, whether or not they, or the person who has died, attended church.  We can discuss service details and can take funerals in the church or at Haycombe Crematorium. Burials and the interment of ashes can take place at Haycombe Cemetery.
As a first step, ask your undertaker to contact us to enquire about possible dates and times for the service you’d like and about pastoral support from our team.
For further information on planning a special funeral service, follow these links:
www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/planning-a-funeral
www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/the-funeral-service