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Frequently asked questions

The following Questions & Answers may help, but we will be pleased to answer any other questions you may have.

Can anyone have a funeral led by a member of the clergy of the parish?

Yes, providing at least one close family member or the deceased either lived/lives in the parish, or was/is a regular worshipping member of the congregation. We also occasionally lead services when clergy of other parishes are unable to do so.

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Can we have the funeral in church?

Yes, but please ask your Funeral Director to contact the Parish Office before making arrangements for the burial or cremation, to make sure the church (and a priest) are available.

Can we have the funeral at a cemetery or crematorium?

Yes, but again, please ask your Funeral Director to contact the Parish Office before making arrangements, to make sure a priest is available.

What happens when a time and place for the funeral have been decided?

The Vicar or another priest will arrange to meet you, to discuss your funeral service options.

What about fees?

These are arranged by the Funeral Director.

News

  • Holy Week and Easter services

    March 23rd, 2017

      The theme of baptism runs through this year’s Holy Week and Easter services. In addition to the services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Day – see the right hand column on the home page – there are services from Monday to Wednesday, as follows Monday 10 April: 1.00 pm Eucharist […]

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  • Annual Meeting 2017

    March 22nd, 2017

      Please come along to this year’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting: 11.00 am on Sunday 2 April at St James. Prior to the meeting we will elect churchwardens, and in the meeting itself Parochial Church Council members and Deanery Synod representatives. The Annual Report for 2016 will be presented, as together we will review the […]

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  • Lent Appeal 2017

    January 24th, 2017

      Our Lent Appeal this year has been arranged in conjunction with Iraqi Christians in Need (ICIN): www.icin.org.uk. This wonderful charity – which has very low overheads – supports Iraqi Christians who are suffering, displaced, destitute and persecuted.  ICIN has identified for us a self-contained project which supports refugee children in Amman, Jordan – where […]

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  • Lent discussion group on Wednesdays from 11.00 am to 12 noon

      All are very welcome to join our Lent discussion group: The York Course – ‘Receiving Christ’ – is at 11.00 am at St James from 8 March to 5 April, straight after the Wednesday Eucharist.    

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  • Lent course on Thursday evenings

      Why not come to an ecumenical Lent course on Returning Home: Christian Faith in Encounter with Other Faiths? The course is presented by a variety of speakers from three churches. Each session begins at 7.30 pm. Thursday 9 March: St James Norlands Thursday 16 March: St James Norlands Thursday 23 March: United Reformed Church, Allen […]

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  • David Suchet reads the Gospel of Mark

      There will be a parish outing to St Paul’s Cathedral to hear David Suchet read the entire Gospel of Mark: from 6.30 to 8.30 pm on Tuesday 28 March. If you would like to come, please let the clergy or office know by 1 March, and we will book you a free ticket. We […]

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