In the G7 Benefice we are here for you throughout your life, but for all of us there are certain times and events that have special significance:
- Funerals (in the section below we cover: what to do after a death, costs of funerals, and bereavement)
Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of our lives, the first step in response to God’s love. We would be delighted to discuss baptism with you, so please do contact us. If you just want to thank God for the safe birth of your child, without expressing the formal Christian commitment which is at the heart of the baptism service, then we can offer a simple, yet meaningful, Service of Thanksgiving. The Church of England website has in-depth information on baptism: www.churchofengland.org
We would love to celebrate your wedding day with you, so please contact us for more information. In the meantime, you might like to visit the Church of England’s wedding website, which will be of enormous help to you as you plan your big day: www.yourchurchwedding.org
Typical Order of Service used in the G7 Group of Parishes for a Wedding:
A Typical Order of Service for a Wedding
God’s love and power extend over all creation. Every life, including our own, is precious to God. Christians have always believed that there is hope in death as in life, and that there is new life in Christ over death. Hope is at the heart of the Christian faith and at the heart of every funeral service that we arrange. Please contact us if you would like us to help. You may find the information on funerals on the Church of England website helpful: www.churchofengland.org
What to do after a death
For information about what to do when someone dies — including who to notify, registering the death, arranging the funeral, and organ donation — see the article: ‘What to do after a death’ on the Directgov website.
How much is a funeral?
|Service in church, cemetery or crematorium||£99|
|Burial in churchyard, following on from a service in church||£194|
|Burial in churchyard on a separate occasion, or without service in church||£230|
|Burial certificate, if required||£12|
The above fees do not include the funeral director’s fees or crematorium or local authority cemetery charges.
Monuments normally range in cost from £21 to £157, depending on the type and size of the monument required. This does not include the stonemason’s fee. Please see our information on Churchyard regulations as a number of rules apply.
If you are suffering a bereavement, we know that your experience is a very personal one, but we hope you will find our information on bereavement helpful.