Ministry at Death
When someone is approaching death, the family may wish the Rector or another member of the clergy to pray for the dying person. This may be done in private or with the family present. This can be a very special time for the family, where there is an opportunity to say goodbye and to thank God for their relative’s life.
If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the Rector or another member of the team clergy through the Parish Office on 01883-712512.
If you wish to have a Christian funeral conducted in church, the normal practice is to book this through a local funeral director. There is a Thanksgiving Service with a Commendation. This is then followed by a short service of Committal at the crematorium or at the graveside in cases of burial. A standard fee will be payable to the church for this service and will be administered by the funeral director.
You may, however, choose to have the funeral at the Crematorium. The Rector or a member of the Limpsfield & Tatsfield team clergy can be booked to conduct this service through the funeral director. A standard fee will be payable to the church for this service and will be administered by the funeral director.
The member of clergy assigned to conduct the service will normally meet the next of kin at their home or at the home of the deceased together with any members of the family he/she wishes to introduce and details of the ceremony will be discussed.
Please follow the link to read about who can be buried in St Peter’s churchyard. These regulations were reviewed and agreed by the PCC in August 2015.Churchyard Regulations Aug 2015