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. This can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

Help in arranging a funeral can be found on the Church of England website by clicking here.

We have an experienced team of clergy available for funerals who have conducted funerals over many years. Everyone is welcome to have a funeral in Church at St James’ or St Richard’s or to have their ashes buried in St James’ churchyard regardless of whether they attend church or not.

Everyone is equally welcome to have one of our vicars conduct a funeral at a local crematorium – just ask your funeral director to contact us to make arrangements.

The Garden of Remembrance is open within the churchyard at St James’.  You can have your loved one’s ashes interred in the garden. If you wish, the spot can be marked with a stone tablet.

Follow this link for more information about the Garden of Remembrance at St James’

Here are some recommended funeral directors that we have worked with in Seacroft Parish.

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Thomasons Funeral Services

Hughes Funeral Services