Holding a service for a loved one in a beautiful church gives space to thank God for a life that will be much missed. Vicars are experienced in helping families through these difficult days - we are here to help you.
Some practical points:
St Mary's can comfortably accommodate 300 people with the possibility of an overflow auditorium in the adjacent Church Hall.
St George's and St John the Baptist are smaller and can each accommodate around 100 people.
We have a team of experienced organists available to play at the service. Also we have the facilities to play recorded music prior to and during a Funeral service. CD is the suggested format.
Church funeral fees are the in the region £250 to £300.
We are able to offer prayer support, via a prayer box, located just inside the inner door of St Mary's or via our Clergy or Lay Pastoral Assistants or Prayer Support Team. Just let us know how we can help.
A vicar will happily take a service for you at a Crematorium. If you live in Marlborough please consider a Church service with a lychgate committal. Saying the committal prayers at the church means it isn't necessary to pray at the crematorium as well. As a family you can proceed straight to the wake after the church service.
The Church of England website has a helpful section on arranging funerals.
We work closely with the Undertakers of Marlborough:
Claridge Funeral Service, 2, Parade Mews, Marlborough, SN8 1NE
Dianne Mackinder, Wagon Yard, London Road, Marlborough SN8 1LH
Thomas Free & Sons, The Parade, Marlborough