The loss of a loved one can be a time of great grief, shock, stress, and sometimes anger. Holding a funeral in a Christian church can be an opportunity to express some of those emotions and receive support at a lonely and difficult time.

The first step in organising a funeral is to contact a funeral director, who will make all the practical arrangements on your behalf. However, if you’d like one of the clergy at St Stephen’s to conduct the funeral service of your loved one, or if you’d like to hold the service here please contact Rev’d Tanya Lord.

Advice on planning a special funeral service can be found on the Church of England website here (http://www.churchofengland.org/weddings-baptisms-funerals/planning-a-funeral).