St Andrew’s and St Peter’s South Shoebury
St Andrew’s and St Peter’s         South Shoebury

There are all sorts of reports in the media about funerals being banned. At present we are not able to hold services, including funerals, in church. However, we can hold small gatherings at a graveside. The Crematorium is open and we are having 'proper' funerals with music and eulogies and prayers but only very small numbers are allowed to attend. Once we are allowed back into church and larger gatherings permitted, some families will hold Memorial Services and have wakes/celebrations. I hope that reassures you that we are still able to conduct funerals in a dignified manner.


St Andrew’s and St Peter’s are both available for Christian funerals. The local funeral directors will be able to help you with all the practical arrangements but do feel you can contact the Rector when considering where you would like to hold your loved one’s funeral.


Please also contact the Rector if you need more information concerning the interment of a loved one’s ashes in St Andrew’s churchyard.


Each year we hold 2 memorial services at St Andrew’s for all who are bereaved. In the summer we meet in the churchyard (weather permitting). Near to Christmas we gather in church to remember loved ones and to light a candle.


Further Information

Have a look at this website for more information from the Church Of England.

Churchyard Regulations

There are very specific regulations covering the graves and memorials in our beautiful churchyard. You can read the information by downloading the document below.

Churchyard Handbook
Information provided by the Diocese of Chelmsford
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