Funerals in the West Norfolk Priory Group
If you would like a funeral or a service for the internment of ashes in one of our churches, we ask that you contact us with as much notice as possible. Normally, it will be the funeral director who liaises with us on your behalf and we would require three weeks' notice in order to organise a service in one of our churches. Before the funeral, we will contact the next of kin to discuss the service and to offer support to the bereaved family.
Our Church Administrator co-ordinates arrangements for all our funerals. She works part-time from 9 am to 1 pm, every Monday to Thursday. Please contact her in the first instance; there is no quicker way than this. During bank and school holidays, response times are likely to be longer than usual.
About the Funeral Service
Funeral services conducted within the West Norfolk Priory Group must be in accordance to the rites of the Church of England. Each service will include readings from the Bible. Additional readings and poems may be appropriate but they must be brief and in line with the Christian faith.
Churches within the West Norfolk Priory Group only permit sacred music as played by the appointed church organist. Funeral directors may provide recorded hymn-singing and pre-approved processional and recessional music. All such recording must be approved by the priest and must fulfil the requirement of the Church of England's Canon Law 'that only such chants, hymns, anthems, and other settings are chosen as are appropriate, both the words and the music, to the solemn act of worship and prayer in the church as well as the congregation assembled'.