Weddings, Christenings and Funerals

Due to the restrictions on who can attend a funeral and the fact that many folk are in isolation and will not be able to attend, and that some families are taking the difficult decision to have a direct cremation the following might help you to take time at home when a funeral or cremation is taking place.

A simple reflection at the time of a funeral

Please note clergy can still conduct funerals at the grave side or at a crematorium with a limited number of others present, or alone.


We are here to serve you at all times but particularly through the major events in your life.

The links below will help you decide if our churches are the right place for your wedding, christening or funeral and will guide you through planning them too.


We would love to heYour Church Wedding logolp you plan your wedding in one of the beautiful churches of Staveley, Ings or Kentmere. Visit our wedding page and the Church of England Your Church Wedding website to explore more about Church Weddings and contact us to arrange a meeting so we chat about your plans.


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A Christening is a church service during which you or your child is baptised and welcomed into the family of God. Visit our christenings page and the Church of England Christenings website to find out more and contact us to talk about your service.


Tfunerals logohe loss of a loved one is a very difficult time. We hope to be able to guide you through the funeral planning and the service as we commend your loved one to God. Visit our funerals page and The Church of England funerals website and contact us for more information.

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Occasionally we run Gravetalk, a chance relaxed cafe-style environment to talk about death, dying and funerals. Visit our Gravetalk page to find out more.


If you would value a conversation about your own funeral, or resources to help you make choices now so your loved ones aren't faced with difficult decisions after your death. please donn't hesitate to contact Revd Shanthi by email or by calling 01539 821267.