Funerals and Memorials at Christ Church, Colbury
Everyone who has lived in the parish is entitled to a funeral service at Colbury Church even if they are not a worshipper.
Alternately, we are very willing to hold a service at the crematorium and the ashes interred in the churchyard at a later date.
Relatives should contact the Church office 02380 292132 or ask the Funeral Directors to do so.
The Church is unlocked throughout the day; its peace and quiet can help in times of loss or just sit in the churchyard where a quiet time contemplating can also be helpful.
Prayers for those who have recently died and their families are included in the Sunday Services for a few weeks.
We also hold a special service at the beginning of November, All Souls, which we hope by bringing people together who have suffered a loss whether recently or in previous years helps them come to terms with their bereavement.
The churchyard nearly closed a few years ago as the graveyard was full. Despite financial costs the Church Council wanted to make more land available within the Churchyard allowing more burial and ashes plots to be used for years to come. The Diocese of Winchester has agreed to this and has licensed the re-use of the south section of the churchyard for burials but only under strict conditions that these limitations and parameters are adhered. It is imperative that the stone used for memorials, the design, finish and dimensions harmonizes with the setting.