A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church. Everyone is entitled to a funeral in their local parish church regardless of whether they attended church or not.

Holding a Funeral

If you wish to hold a funeral service at St Paul’s church or at Dukinfield Crematorium with one of our clergy officiating, then please contact an undertaker in the first instance. They will then contact us.

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Church of England Funerals

A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed. The Church of England have put together a wealth of information that will help you plan a funeral.

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