Bereavement is a difficult time, of being parted from someone who has played a significant part in your life. It is also something we prefer not to think about, however, when you find yourself in such difficult times, we hope that, as a church, we will be able to help you. The Vicar at St Laurence is happy to take funeral services for any families seeking Christian funerals for their loved ones. These can either be at the church, followed by committal at an appropriate local cemetery or crematorium, or else be a service conducted entirely at the crematorium.

Our Vicar works with all the funeral directors in the area, who will happily contact us if you think you would like a Christian funeral service.

If at times of difficulty you just wish to find a place of peace and calm, where you can pray or just “collect your thoughts”, then the church is open between 9am and 5pm. Please feel free to leave your prayer requests on the card by the candle stand and/or light a candle as a means of prayer.

We also hold a ‘Light up a Life’ service in December in conjunction with the ‘Hospice in the Weald’. This service is open to all who welcome the opportunity to remember their departed relatives and friends, and to light a candle as an act of remembrance or just to offer prayers.

If you would like to talk to the Vicar at any time about bereavement, please ring the vicarage on 01580 754459

Local Undertakers

C Waterhouse & Sons

  • High Street, Burwash, East Sussex TN19 7ET.
  • 01435 882219

J Perigoe & Son

  • Bardens, Bank Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3EF.
  • 01580 713636

K B Sills

  • Kenwood, High Street, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3DT.
  • 01580 712284
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