The Akeman Benefice is here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone in the parish, giving support before, during, and after the service, for as long as it is needed.
A funeral marks the close of a human life on earth. It is an opportunity for friends and family to express their grief, to give thanks for the life which has now completed its journey in this world and to commend the person into God’s keeping.
The person who has died may have left a paragraph in their Will describing the sort of funeral arrangements they hoped for. Naturally, the family will want to keep to such arrangements as far as possible.
The funeral director plays a very important part in all of these arrangements and will want to know if the funeral is to be in the parish church or if the priest is to take the service in the crematorium. It is important to contact a funeral director as soon as possible after a death.
Your funeral director will arrange a burial in one of the parish churchyards through the Rector or Benefice Administrator.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange a funeral, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The Rev’d Gareth Miller
Rector of The Akeman Benefice
View and download the booklet with full information on funerals here: