Dealing with the death a loved one can be a hard time, with many difficult feelings, and lots of questions and anxieties. Whether or not you (or the person who has died) are regular attenders, the Church can offer support and help during those difficult days. A service can be held in the Church and/or at a crematorium/cemetery.
A minister from the church will meet with you, talk you through planning the funeral service, and can help with any questions or concerns. If you would like to discuss the possibility of a Christian service, the first thing you should do is tell your funeral director/undertaker who will explain what to do.
There is useful information about planning for a funeral on the Church of England funerals site.
Burials in St Peter’s churchyard ended in 1936, when burials for Earley began in May’s Lane Burial Ground, now administered by Earley Town Council.
An application can be made to have the deceased’s ashes interred in the churchyard if a resident of the parish, or on the church electoral roll. It may also be possible to inter ashes in an existing grave where a relative was buried in the churchyard. Please contact the Parish Office for more details.