To arrange a funeral either at the Crematorium or one of the parish churches, please contact the Team Rector, Martin Harris, on 01279 411100, or the Team Vicar, Jokey Poyntz on 07954 855154. You can also contact the Harlow Deanery Helpline on 07434 613136‬. If you would like a service in one of the other nearby Harlow or village churches click here and the website may well help.

Funeral arrangements are never easy things to prepare for and are often hard to even talk about. This challenging but necessary task is even harder in the present circumstances, brought about by the coronavirus and the important adjustments we are all having to make. As always, a Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.

Though Harlow’s church buildings are not as open as usual, in many ways it has become easier to speak to local vicars, priests and ministers and we want to assure people that a Church of England funeral remains available to all, at the Crematorium or graveside.Single candle

Despite closed buildings, we are always here to help through life’s most difficult time, and to help plan the service you want, reflecting the life of your loved one, celebrating her or him as they and you would wish.

Naturally there are rules and regulations all celebrants have to stick to, and some of these are changing in these difficult times. But we are committed to being as flexible as we can and above all providing people with the support they need.

For information and prayers to help if you are unable to attend a funeral, please click here. We are also glad to arrange with you a suitable memorial service at St Mary's or St Paul's once this crisis is over. There would not be a fee for the minister or the use of the building.

You can download a local leaflet here, though this was prepared before the present crisis.

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