Funerals

Funerals
If you would like to hold a funeral at St Chads Church or if you would like to speak to someone following a bereavement please contact our Vicar Rev’d Jonathan Nicholas .

You do not have to be a church member to hold a funeral service at St. Chad’s, the church may be more suitable if you are expecting a lot of people; or you may wish to have the vicar conduct the service at the crematorium. If you choose to have a funeral in church or at the crematorium conducted by the vicar then it is our custom to pray for the deceased and their family at our Sunday morning services before and after the day of the funeral.

If you feel you would like to hold a funeral service at St. Chad’s let your funeral directors know, they will make the arrangements.  The vicar of the church will meet with you to help you plan the service and offer you support at this time. He will talk you through the service and help you think about what you want in the service, including giving you

A Guide to Preparing for Church Funerals

A Guide to preparing for a funeral at a crematorium

You can find out more about Church of England funerals and help in planning a funeral by clicking here 

There is a book of remembrance in which you can ask for the name to be recorded. The book is opened in church on the same day every year. A special service of commemoration and remembrance is held each year, around all souls’ tide, when we remember everyone who has passed away in the previous year.

The cost of a funeral in church varies depending whether there is a cemetery or crematorium service following. Your funeral directors will be able to help with this.

 Bereavement counselling groups are available at the Holy Trinity Church Trinity Centre in Sutton Coldfield (http://www.htsc.org.uk)

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