Funerals

Funerals

If you are looking at this part of our website, it may be that you have recently lost a loved one, and if so we would like to offer you our support and prayers at what is often a difficult time.

Our clergy are happy to take funerals when either the person who has died lived in our parish (or had a strong previous connection with the parish or church), or where their next of kin live in our parish (or attend the church).  If you are uncertain about whether you live in the parish, you can enter your postcode here to find out, or contact the Parish Office.

You will need a Funeral Director to make the arrangements for you, and they will work closely with us in the planning.  The minister who leads the service will want to meet you before the service and can help you choose suitable readings, hymns and prayers. If you would like them to do the tribute and they did not know your loved one well, they will also want to talk with you to build up a picture of the person's life.

Funerals can take place either in church or at the local Crematorium.  A service in church is normally followed either by a burial or by a committal at the Crematorium.  The churchyard around the church building is closed, but burials and interments of ashes can take place in the Cemetery next door, which is owned and managed by Wokingham Borough Council (0118 974 6000).  Burials and cremations can take place at Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, which is owned and managed by Bracknell Forest Council (01344 420314).

Funerals are normally booked through a Funeral Director, but if you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Parish Office.

If you are interested in researching your family history through the graves in our churchyard, further information can be found here.