Funerals

Funeral bouquet


When a loved one has died, the people you need to contact first are the Funeral Directors.  They will contact us after they have met with you and discussed your needs and we will work very hard to make the process of arranging a funeral as straightforward as possible, meeting with you personally to help you through the preparations and working with the firm that you have chosen.

For Parish Register enquiries, see here.



Arranging a Funeral
Planning a funeral can be a difficult balance between carrying out any ‘wishes’ the deceased made known and providing a service which is meaningful for those who grieve.  We have very close links with all the Funeral Directors in the area and would count it a privilege to help you at this most painful time.

Helpful advice on organising or attending a Church of England funeral service can be found here.

If you live within the ecclesiastical boundaries of Kirkham, St Michael, you may wish to bury your loved one or inter their ashes in our graveyard:

Interment of Ashes
If you wish to inter ashes in a casket we have two options:

Memorial Garden

First, you can have the casket containing your loved one's ashes buried in the Memorial Garden at the front of the Church.  This is in a quiet, reflective area, but does not have headstones or plaques.  However, the name of your loved one will be placed in a Book of Remembrance, which is held in Church. 

Maurice Billington Garden of Remembrance

Second, we have a memorial garden on the north side of Church, named 'The Maurice Billington Garden of Remembrance.'  Within this garden, you can inter a casket and place a small headstone (in accordance with ecclesiastical law) in the plot where your loved one is buried. 

Pink Lilies

Further Help
If you have any queries with regard to the laying to rest of your loved one, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office on 01772 687076, when you will be able to make arrangements to speak to the Vicar.