Funeral Services

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. Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest whether they attended church or not. Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what your loved one wanted. You may even have planned the service together some time ago.

If you are uncertain the minister who will lead the service can help you choose suitable readings; for more information, visit http://www.churchofenglandfunerals.org

If they did not know your loved one well, they will want to talk with you to build up a picture of the person’s life.

No service this Sunday, September 30th. Team service instead at St. John's church, Totnes at 10.30 for the Ordination of Steve Jones.

Sunday services at Marldon in October at 9.15am as usual for the first four Sundays, with the Harvest Festival, a Family Service, on October 15th.
The last Sunday, October 29th, will be a team service at Stoke Gabriel at 10.30.