Bereavement and Funeral Information
If you are recently bereaved and are trying to work out what to do about ‘making arrangements’ we are here to help.

Firstly we are sorry about the loss of your loved one, we understand that this is a very difficult time and we will do all that we can to help you through this sad and painful time.

If you would prefer to talk to someone rather than read all the information please feel free to call the vicar: Revd. Sue Stewart on 0114 2486518 or our Lay Minister Idrid Barron on 0114 2473092 either of us will be pleased to speak with you and guide you through what needs to be done.

As ministers in the Church of England we can take funerals either in church, or at the crematorium, or simply at the graveside.

You don’t have to be a member of the church, or be ‘religious’ to have a church funeral, or for the minister from the church to take the funeral at the place you prefer.

It is very important that the funeral service is as you and your loved one would want it to be. At St. Mark’s we pride ourselves in taking great care over every funeral and caring for each family and their needs individually.

A funeral service is one of the last things that you get to do for your loved one and it is our job to ensure that although the day may be sad and painful the service should be a fitting a tribute to the person that has died, and to help you to make it the best it can be.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss anything you might want to know, our telephone numbers are on this page and Revd Sue’s email can be found on the Contacts page.

Often these days many people like to plan their own funeral, if you are reading this and are not currently bereaved but would like to discuss your own arrangements we would be very happy to come and see you.

You can be assured of our care and support, before, during and after the funeral service.