Funerals

We wish to offer you every possible support at the time of the death of a loved one. If you need any information about arranging a funeral you contact us or a local undertaker will also be able to advise you about the necessary arrangements.

If you live in either of the parishes within OldHills Malvern, you should be able to have a funeral for a loved one or relative in one of our churches.

In the Old Hills Benefice, we have four Churches. Any of the churches can be used for a funeral service. That includes St James’ at Callow End.

If you are looking for a churchyard burial,  only St Peter’s at Powick, Mary The Virgin at Guarlford or Madresfield have open church yards.  For residents of Newland, our parish is responsible for the church yard at Newland (the Beauchamp community site.)

If you have a funeral service at a crematorium,  please consider your local church if you wish to inter the ashes into our churchyards at Powick, Guarlford and Madresfield.

At St Peter’s, Powick, we have a specific Garden of Remembrance which is available to all those within the Parish of Powick.  Please contact us or ask your Funeral Advisor

"On behalf of all of us, thank you for handling the interring of our parents in the Garden of Remembrance at St Peter's Church.  It is such a lovely spot and  I have taken many photos of the environment where our parents now rest to be with me back in Sydney Australia. Having been to the church, I can now understand why my mum & dad were so keen to make it their final resting place."   Rob Harrison (Sept'19)

 

In death, we must celebrate and give thanks for life - all the happy memories of times spent and love shared. Maybe, there are times of pain, sorrow or angst to reflect upon. Everyone has a story to tell and be remembered for. My parishes’s approach to funeral ministry is to give thanks for the life and love shared.

Through Jesus’s death and resurrection, we have life eternal to look forward to. A life without pain or sorrow - life to the fullest. 

We can use words and music ( in church- organ music or on a CD) to fully explore the life and memories we will always keep close. Family members can both contribute and stand up and speak. We also have to say good bye...... . If your loved one is from one of the communities covered by this website, you are entitled to a church funeral or church involvement  in a service of cremation. 

Every autumn,  we also have our Annual Remembrance and Memorial Service -  all families we have worked with over the last (rolling) two years are remembered in words, music and candle light.  See the Home Page and Calendar for this year's date.

If a church option is NOT being offered by your funeral director, please ask the question, if that’s what you or your loved one would like. The Reverend Gary Crellin