St Peter's, Westhampnett - Funerals


Whether sudden or expected, the death of a loved one can leave you with an overwhelming sense of loss and despair. We are here to support you in practical, emotional and spiritual ways. The first step is to contact one of the several local Funeral Directors who can make the initial arrangements with the church. If your loved one lived in the parish of St Peter’s, they are entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes interred in our parish churchyard, regardless of whether they attended church or not.
We are happy to help in whatever way we can.
Please contact The Revd Rachel Hawes, the Associate Rector, (m: 07768875590, email:

Below are the answers to some practical questions that people often ask us about the cost of a funeral:

1. Information online
The Church of England website is a useful source of information:

2. Statutory Fees
The fees for a funeral are set centrally by the Church of England and are the same for every church. They are revised annually. You can find a link to the current fees at the bottom of this page.

3. Flowers
St Peter’s has a flower team who can provide flowers for you. The fee is:
£65 for two matching arrangements at the altar
£75 for a pedestal arrangement
(For other, and/or additional flowers, the fee will be by agreement, depending on your requirements).
If you would like more information please contact Anne Parker (mobile: 07905279742;
Alternatively, if you would like to use your own florist please speak to Anne to arrange access to the church.

4. Music
Our Organist is Gavin Barrett (mobile: 07764 680681, email: ). He will be glad to play for you if he is available and, if not, will be able to arrange a substitute organist. He can offer suggestions for hymns, voluntaries before and after etc. His fee is £80. Alternatively, if you have a friend or relative who you would like to perform, this can usually also be accommodated.

5. Verger
Our verger, Ann Kent, will attend the service and assist with distribution of Service Orders, seating, parking etc. Her fee is £50.

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