A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Since All Saints' churchyard is closed, burials take place in the adjoining cemetery. Services are also conducted at the local crematorium.
If this is all new to you and you do not know where to start, the Church of England Funerals website contains lots of helpful information.
You can complete the form below to make an enquiry about a funeral
The death of a loved one is a very difficult time. If you would like someone from the church to visit you, please get in touch.
Book of Remembrance
Here at All Saints' we have a 'Book of Remembrance' where it is possible to commeorate the life of a relative who was born, lived or died in the Parish or had a direct connection with the Marcham area. If you wish to have an entry made, please print off and complete the form below and return it to All Saints' Parish Office, All Saints' Church, Church Street, Marcham, OX13 6NP. The cost per entry is £20, made payable to Carolyn Blackmore, the calligrapher.
A note for Funeral Directors
For enquiries about funerals, please complete the form above in the first instance and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Fees for funerals are set by the Church of England and are adjusted in January each year. The latest fees can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-11/Parochial%20Fees%20A4_21.pdf
We ask an for an extra £50 for heating between 1st October and the 31st March.
It would help us if payment can be made online to:
Marcham and Garford PCC
Acc. No. 61591963
Sort Code 60-01-01
We do have an organist who is often willing to play for funerals. There may be a charge, but we can advise when you contact us.