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.
Everyone is entitled to either a Christian burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest, whether or not they were churchgoers.
Speak to Revd Ros Roberts for more information.
When somebody you love dies, there’s a lot to think about and it can feel overwhelming at the time.
There are some useful resources below that may help you start your thinking about the service for your family member or friend.
But don’t worry – Ros will not expect you to ‘know all the answers’. she and the assistant clergy are there to help you plan the service and to support you in your loss.
The church is open during the day if you wish to come in to pray, sit in peace and quiet or light a candle. You can also light a candle on the web-link below.
There are regulations on the sort of memorials that are permitted in churchyards. You can find out more in the leaflets below as well as helpful resources for people experiencing bereavement or loss.
Local Funeral Directors contact details:
Below is a list of local Funeral Director contacts and address details. The Parish church of St Mary's, Padbury, has not approved these companies and therefore cannot make any recommendations. Please note that we do not accept any responsibility in relation to these companies and the services that they supply. When choosing a funeral director, you may prefer to use one that belongs to one of the two trade associations that operates within the funeral business. These are: The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD).
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
Or use our contact form.
This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of children and people of all ages in our church community. The Parish Safeguarding Policy and further information can be found on our Safeguarding Page here (link to page)
Please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding website for more information
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Further information about Padbury can be found on the Parish Council website: