A funeral marks 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. As Christians we believe that there is hope in death as in life, and that there is new life in Jesus after death. This faith is expressed through the hymns and prayers of the funeral service.

If you are visiting these pages after suffering a bereavement, we would like to offer our condolences. You may have already been in touch with a funeral director; if not, here are the contact details of our local firms. They will be able to help you with many of the practical details about arranging the service.

Victoria Allen Funeral Services 01584 879035

A Hoskins and Son 01584 872048

Graham Heiron Funerals 01584 856273

A H Caldicott & Sons 01584 810281

Dawson Funeral Service 01588 673250

Anyone who has lived in the parish of Ludlow can have their funeral service in St Laurence's. and then have their ashes buried in the garden of remembrance. Equally, a person who has lived in any of the parishes of the Ludlow Team Ministry can also have their funeral service in St Laurence's.

A funeral service in St Laurence's may take place in the main body of the church, which can seat 350 people. Smaller services can be held in the chancel (100 people), the Lady Chapel (65) or St John's Chapel (40).

Once your funeral director has contacted us to arrange a date for the funeral service you are organising, the priest who will be taking the service will be in touch with you. He or she will then discuss the content of the service with you in more detail.

Please note the following times that funerals can take place:

Monday 9.30am - 4pm

Tuesday 9.30am - 4pm

Wednesday 1.30pm - 4pm

Thursday 9.30am - 4pm

Friday 12.00 - 4pm

Saturday 1pm or 4pm

* 30 minutes quiet time will be allowed prior to the funeral, although we cannot guarantee any longer than this length of time.

Please be assured of our prayers at this difficult time. The names of all those who have died recently are remembered every day in St Laurence's.

The Diocesan funeral fees for 2018 can be found here.