Funerals

There is room for everyone at St Peter's

Funerals

God’s love and power extend over all creation.

Every life, including our own, is precious to God.

Christians have always believed that there is hope in death as in life, and that there is new life in Christ after death.

We suggest you talk to your funeral director first and they will liase with us to make all the arrangements.

 

The Minister will help you design the service that best meets your needs, whether this is at the church, the crematorium, the churchyard or more than one place.

Our Churchyard

 

Only people who die in our parish or had their permanent residence in our parish at the time of death or were on our church electoral roll at the time of death can be buried or have their ashes interred in our churchyard.

Where an existing grave is reopened we can be more flexible.

 

The law on memorials in churchyards is very restrictive. No memorial is permitted for an interment of ashes and only a very simple headstone, with strict limitations on materials and content, is permitted for a burial. If you want anything more elaborate you will be better off at a Council cemetery. Please, please, make sure you understand this before deciding on the churchyard. Talk to us or your funeral director if you have any doubts.

 

Please note that it is not possible to "reserve" or "buy" a plot in a churchyard.

 

Memorials

There are very strict rules on what is and is not allowed in our churchyard. Click the picture below to read the official rules.

More user friendly leaflets can be downloaded - see links to the left (or scroll up on a mobile device.)

   

Please note that all memorials placed in the churchyard must be approved by us.  Please do not order any memorial until you have checked with us.

THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PARISH OF SOUTH GILLINGHAM

Registered Charity Number: 1130544

The Parish Office, St Matthew’s Church, Drewery Drive, Wigmore, Gillingham, Kent ME8 0NX