f you are reading this section, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. If we can possibly help at this difficult time, we will do so.
The usual starting point for arranging a funeral is to contact a local funeral director. He or she will then discuss the various options with you, and make contact with us to arrange a convenient time for a funeral service. This might be in one of the churches in our group, or at a crematorium, or at both. Anyone who has lived in the parish is entitled to a Christian funeral in their local parish church, and burial in a churchyard or cemetery.
The Rector will then contact you to arrange a visit in order to discuss what might happen at the funeral service itself.
The fee for conducting a funeral is set by Parliament, and payment is normally handled as part of the fee paid to the funeral director. You can see the statutory fee by following this link. In addition, we would normally make a charge for the services of an organist, and for heating the church if required.
There is some information which may be of some help on our Newcastle Diocese website.
Once again, please accept our condolences. Please do make contact using the form below.