Funerals & Churchyards

Funerals & Churchyards


The Anglican Churches of Thrapston, Denford and Islip are committed to helping those who are going through bereavement and grief. Whether the service takes place in church, at the crematorium or within a green burial ground, we will work closely with you and your funeral director to create the right environment to give thanks for your loved one.

The first step in arranging a funeral is to contact a local funeral director. They will then liaise with the church.

As well as arranging the practicalities of the service you can be assured that the church family will also be praying for you and we are available both before and afterwards to provide pastoral care and help.

Once a year, in the spring, we also hold a special Memorial Service at which we remember those we love but see no longer. During the service there is an opportunity to remember your loved one by placing a flower in a vase as the names of those who have died are read out and given thanks for. Families for whom we have recently conducted funerals automatically receive an invite to the service.

If you have any queries about funerals or the Memorial Service please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Monuments and Memorials

Anyone wishing to place a memorial in a churchyard should consult the Rector before visiting a stonemason. The Rector will be able to advise as to which types of memorial are permitted in a particular churchyard and what inscriptions can be authorised. All monuments must comply with the Churchyards Regulations, a summary of which can be downloaded here.

More detailed information about memorials and churchyards can be found on the Diocesan Registry Website.