Funerals in the Ouse Valley Benefice

If you would like a funeral or a service for the internment of ashes in one of our churches, please do get in touch. Normally, it will be the funeral director who liaises with us on your behalf. Once we have confirmed the details with the funeral director, we will arrange to come and see members of the family to discuss the arrangements for the service. We know this can be a hard time for those involved, but we seek to come alongside you and walk you through this journey. We understand that you may want certain elements included in the service and will try to accomodate these in the context of a Christian service. Normally, we would expect a reading from the Bible together with a short address based on that passage as well as one or two christian hymns or songs. This does not mean you can not have other songs that might be special to the family, or a special poem or reading being read. We would also encourage the reading of a eulogy or tribute that the family has written. This can be read by a friend or relative, or we could read it on your behalf.

We are also able to conduct services at the Crematorium if this is your wish. Again, your funeral director will contact us on your behalf.

Standard Order of Service

You can see our current standard order of service for funerals on this website. This will help you plan for the service alongside the vicar and the funeral directors.

Churchyards and Memorials

Please see our memorials page for more information about our churchyards and the process for seeking approval for the erection of memorials.

Information for Funeral Directors

We would encourage you to contact our vicar, Revd Nigel Moat directly, as he would be able to confirm a date during that call. Local funeral directors will have Nigel's mobile number, but if he is unable to take the call when you call, please do leave a message and follow this up with a text message as this may get a quicker response.