A funeral is a remarkable event. Well conducted, it helps to celebrate and give thanks for each unique life, it gives an assurance that the departed is at peace, and can help bring peace to all who mourn. Even within a relatively short service is possible for both tears and laughter to seem both natural and healing. At St James' we take particular care over this aspect of the church's ministry and we consider it a privilege to be asked to conduct a funeral for any who live in, or are connected to our town or community. Please do get in touch with the church office on 01202 677117. You may also find it helpful to visit the Church of England website here which will help you to thin through possible hymns, readings or poems for the service.