Even when a person is in old age or seriously ill, it is still a difficult time for the members of the family when someone finally passes from this life, and we are ready to provide such support as you might wish. If you would like a member of the clergy, or other member of our parish team, to visit please get in touch.
When it comes to detailed arrangements for the funeral, the date and time have to be arranged through the Funeral Director, who will liaise with us if you wish us to be involved. Some families will wish to have a service in the church, followed by a short committal at a crematorium or cemetery; other families will wish to have the whole funeral service at the crematorium or cemetery, and we can provide either.
Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to have a burial in our graveyard, unless there is in an existing grave (as in the case of a spouse already buried in our graveyard). We do have a small area for the burial of Cremated Remains, primarily for those with a link to either Wembury parish or the church.
As our Church lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are constraints on the form of memorials and tributes placed in our graveyard. Local monumental masons are aware of those constraints and will advise. While we fully understand the sensitivity of this, we must also ask that only tributes of natural materials are placed on graves.