Funerals

A funeral may be conducted by a member of the clergy, or an authorised layperson, in one of our churches or at a crematorium. Some opt for a service entirely at the graveside. Neither you or the deceased person need to be a Christian to have a Church of England funeral but you should expect that there will be Christian content. Within the given framework funerals can be customised to best suit the family and the person being remembered.

Brampton Churchyard is now closed but the adjacent cemetery, operated by the Parish Council, is available for burials and interring ashes. There is also a memorial obelisk which provides an additional way to remember a loved one. The churchyards at Ellington and Grafham remain open for burials and are subject to the Diocesan Guidelines.

Funerals can be planned even before someone has died and a member of the clergy would be happy to discuss your plans whatever the circumstances. It is usual when somebody dies to arrange the date and time of a funeral via a funeral director.

More details about planning a funeral in the Church of England can be found at the Funerals website.

Find out more about lighting a virtual candle to remember a loved one by watching the video below.