Losing a loved one is a confusing time. Please don’t hesitate to contact the clergy, who can help you with immediate practicalities and offer long-term support.

A funeral, like any parting or farewell, is sad and difficult, but a Christian funeral is also a celebration of hope and continued life in Jesus Christ as we give those we have loved into God’s care.
A meaningful and beautiful funeral does not have to be expensive and we can help you through the options with the Funeral Director. Funerals can happen in the Church before the committal at the Crematorium or Cemetery. Memorial services after a funeral can also take place in the church. We also have church halls available for hire for a wake or other occasions.

The first step is to contact one of the clergy, but this useful website can also help you with your plans: Church of England Funerals


The Revd David Kirkwood – 0191 273 5356 /

The Revd Dominic Coad (Vicar of Venerable Bede) – 0191 256 7020 /

The Revd Chris Minchin – 07792267223 /