Funerals

A funeral service is an opportunity for family and friends to gather in a church or a crematorium to express their grief, give thanks to God and celebrate a life that has completed its journey through this life, and to commend the soul of the departed into God’s eternal keeping.

A little known fact is that everyone has the right to a funeral in their parish church conducted by the Parish Priest, or to have their ashes buried in the church yard, regardless of whether they attended church or not.

St Peter and St Paul is the spiritual home of everyone who lives within the parish and it would be a privilege to conduct a funeral service for your loved one.

It is possible for a funeral service to be held in several different locations;
In the church, at the crematorium, by the graveside, or any combination of these.
It is also possible for you to have a private Funeral Service and Committal before gathering for a Thanksgiving or Memorial Service after this at the Church, on the same day or on another day as you prefer.
St Peter and St Paul has both an open church yard for burials and a Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes.

Worth Parish clergy regard the taking of funerals as an important part of their work and give a lot of time to visiting families, comforting those who are facing loss, finding out what service they want to use and helping them to arrange it.

The Funeral Director plays a very important part in the coordinating of the funeral arrangements and will want to know if the funeral is to be in the parish church or if the parish clergy are to take the service in the crematorium.  They will advise you on the fees for a funeral service in church, at a cemetery, or crematorium.
The Clergy and congregation of St Peter and St Paul are here to offer help, support and guidance so please contact;
The church at info@worthchurch.org
The Rector, Revd Canon Mark Roberts on 01304 613138 or rector@stclementschurchsandwich.org.uk