A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Members of the Ministry Team are available to take funeral services in church and in the local Crematorium
All of our churches have an 'open' churchyard, except Tawstock where a civil burial ground is situated next to the church. Every parishioner has a right to be buried, or have their ashes buried in their churchyard. Others with a significant link to the parish may be buried at the discretion of the Rector.
We seek to be as supportive and helpful as we can to those suffering the loss of a loved one. Our parish nurse is available to talk to those suffering a bereavement, as are members of the Ministry team.