Funerals

Please contact the Vicar if you wish to arrange a funeral at St Martha’s or at St Thomas'.

 

Who can be buried or interred at St Martha’s?

Whilst we recognise that St Martha’s is a special place for many people, only those who have lived in the parish at some point in their lives, or were regular worshippers at St Martha’s are able to be buried in the churchyard, or have their ashes interred in the ground. 

Ashes at St Martha's

We are not allowed to scatter ashes in the churchyard and only have jurisdiction within the walled churchyard. If you wish to scatter ashes over the hill outside the wall, you will need to contact the Albury Estate on 01483 202323

What about parking at St Martha's?

Car parking space is at the bottom of the hill. You might want to think about providing a map for those attending showing the church (including postcode), crematorium and where you will be gathering afterwards.  See Location.

What does a funeral service involve?

A service normally includes music, readings, prayers, a tribute, a short address and space for reflection.  The length of a service can vary, although it usually lasts for 30-45 minutes in church and 30 minutes in a crematorium. The committal service at the crematorium following on from a service in church usually lasts 10 minutes.  If you wish to have flowers for the service other than the floral tributes, please ask the florist to liaise with the Vicar.