Funerals

A funeral marks the end of a person’s life here on earth, and commends them to God’s eternal keeping in Heaven.

Ovingdean residents or others with long-standing links to the village are entitled to be buried in the churchyard or to have their ashes interred there, regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to the Assistant Priest, Mary Samuel, for more information and she will be able to help you plan your service.

Some deaths will be especially traumatic, distressing or unexpected. The Church has special funerals for children, or after sudden or violent deaths, including suicide. Please contact us about what is possible.