Funerals during Summer/Autumn 2020

Losing a loved one is always a difficult experience. A funeral service in Church can help families and friends to remember, and celebrate the life of, someone we have loved and lost, to receive God’s comfort and strength, to listen to God’s word and hear his promises of hope for a life beyond this life, and to pass loved ones into God’s care.

Sadly, in these difficult times, based on instructions from the government and Church of England, we are unable to offer a normal funeral service in church. Small services of up to 30 people are allowed within the guidelines for a short service without singing, all those in attendance must wear face coverings and social distancing guidance must be followed. It is advised that people who are in at-risk groups do not attend and no one who has symptoms of Covid-19 or has been advised to self-isolate or quarantine should attend.

Obviously the situation, and what is possible, could change at any time. We will try to keep details up to date on this website.

  • Mike Barnsley, Vicar of Cinderford with Littledean