Funerals

St Mark's Church in the Snow

We are always ready to support and visit when people are seriously ill and after any death. Please contact us if you are in need of help or approach us when the Church is open.

We are also always ready to be involved in funeral services for anyone who lives in the parish of Winshill or has strong local connections. It is part of our duty as the Church of England in this place that anyone who lives here has the right to have their funeral service in church, if that is what they want. They do not have to have a strong recent church connection.

Within the broad framework of the Church of England service, we also welcome personal memories, tributes which family and friends will find helpful. We like family or friends to offer their own brief contributions, but the minister will always read them on their behalf if asked.

We also welcome any special music. If you would like CDs played, please note that they need to be commercial recordings, as downloaded CDs cannot be reliably read by our system. You will need to discuss all these and any Order of Service with the minister taking the funeral.

In planning the funeral you will however first need to contact a funeral director. They will discuss arrangements with you and then contact the church to arrange the time and place. The service may be in St Mark’s Church, with burial (see below) or cremation after, or just at the crematorium.

We regret that the church yard has no space for new graves. If you wish to be buried it would be at Stapenhill Cemetery. We do however welcome the interment of ashes in our churchyard.

Please speak to a member of the clergy for further information.

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