We do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13
We offer funeral services 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 to God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church. Anyone who lived in one of our parishes or who has attended church in one of our churches is entitled to have a funeral service in the benefice and to be buried (or to have their ashes buried) in the churchyard. We are also happy to take services for anyone who has a close personal connection with our parishes. The person who died does not have to have been a churchgoer to have a church funeral.
Burford churchyard is closed for burials but we can still inter ashes in the Garden of Remembrance. Burials can take place in Burford Cemetery by arrangement with the Town Council (01993) 823647 and one of the clergy can carry out the burial there.
If you would like to enquire about a funeral please contact the church office on (01993) 823788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.