Since you are reading this page, it is likely that you have recently lost someone you love and are in the position of having to arrange a funeral (possibly for the first time). If you think there is any way in which we can support you during this time, do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that the following notes will help you.
We normally conduct funeral services at All Saints when the deceased person has lived in the parish, or when they were regular members of our congregation, or when there is an existing family grave in the churchyard – or possibly when there is some other close personal connection. Usually, it is best for you to contact a Funeral Director and they will be prepared to make all the practical arrangements for you. This will include contacting us about the availability of both the church and the clergy who will take your service. The person taking the funeral will then ring you to arrange a visit or to talk to you about the details of the service.
The following options are a regular part of our ministry: A funeral service in church followed by a brief service of committal at Markeaton Crematorium, or followed by a burial elsewhere. A funeral service in church followed by a burial in the churchyard in an existing family grave (see notes below). A funeral service at Markeaton Crematorium followed by a service of thanksgiving in church. This can be on the same day or with the thanksgiving happening at a later date. A full funeral service, including the committal at Markeaton Crematorium.
All Saints Churchyard You might like to know that there is no space in our churchyard for new graves. So we only undertake funerals followed by a burial in the churchyard at All Saints if there is an existing family grave with sufficient space. We are willing to hold a service in church followed by a burial elsewhere, for instance in a cemetery. The Funeral Director will be able to advise you of alternative places for burials.
We do have a Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes. Please contact the church office (see contacts page) to request our leaflet about the Garden. This includes a form which should be returned to us before we can proceed with the burial of ashes.
Links If you would like more information, or if you want to take a look the Bible readings that are commonly used at funerals, these can be found here.
Click on the logo for further information on the Church of England website.
All Saints Church Etwall Road Mickleover Derby DE3 0DL