If you are enquiring here because of family bereavement, we understand that this will be a difficult time for you and your family. Conducting Funerals and offering care for bereaved people are very important to us at All Saints’ Appley Bridge. If we can help, please get in touch. Email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone our Parish Priest, the Rev Sue Timmins on 01257 462350.
We are able to offer care, support and sympathy to families through this difficult time of losing someone close to them.
God’s love and power extends over all creation. Every life 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.
Because of the current situation regarding Coronavirus
Funeral attendance is now restricted to “immediate family”, in line with Church of England national guidance which currently says:
“Funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.”
Under normal circumstances the arrangements in blue apply below.
You may like to know that people are entitled to a funeral service in church regardless of whether they or their family attended church or not. Ministers work closely with the funeral director to ensure that the wishes of the family are taken into account, and that the funeral service is a suitable one which reflects the life of the deceased as a unique individual.
Ashes can be interred in the church Garden of Remembrance at All Saints’ Church if the deceased was from Appley Bridge or had a link with the village. For further details please see our information leaflet: Garden Of Remembrance leaflet 2018
You can also find some excellent advice and help on the Church of England’s dedicated funeral website: https://churchofenglandfunerals.org