When someone you love has died, it is a time of sadness and pain. We are here to help you through your bereavement. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers.

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to hold a funeral service at St Michael’s, or if you’d like a member of our clergy to be involved in a funeral service. The Church of England has a helpful website on planning funerals.

We work with all the local funeral directors and would especially recommend Greens, who are based in Eynsham or Tonks Brothers, who are based in Abingdon.

If your loved one lived in the parish then we can arrange for them to be buried in the churchyard. We also have plots available for the interment of ashes after cremation.

We are able to live-stream the service for friends or relatives who can’t make it on the day.

Later on it is possible to mark the grave with a grave stone or memorial tablet. Please see this leaflet which will help to answer some of the questions you might have about commemorating the person who has died.

Recent live-streams

We are able to live-stream funeral services from St Michael’s. You can find our upcoming and recently live-streamed funerals below. There is usually an additional charge for live-streaming to help cover our costs.

Funeral of Esther Papps – Wednesday 20th December at 11:30am

Funeral of Esther Papps – Wednesday 20th December at 11:30am

Esther Papps’ funeral will be on Wednesday 20th December at 11am, and will be live-streamed below. https://youtube.com/live/zo8dqHDhs-0?feature=share The service will be led by Jonathan Widdess with Hedley Feast. Please remember Esther’s family and friends in your prayers. You will be able to download the order of service below.

Funeral of Collyn Lakeland Fell – Wednesday 18th October at 11am

Funeral of Collyn Lakeland Fell – Wednesday 18th October at 11am

Collyn’s funeral will be on Wednesday 18th October at 11am, and will also be live-streamed below. https://youtube.com/live/K1afq2mgPpk?feature=share The service will be led by Jonathan Widdess. Please remember Collyn’s family and friends in your prayers. You will be able to download the order of service below.

Funeral of John Ledingham – Thursday 6th July at 11:30am

Funeral of John Ledingham – Thursday 6th July at 11:30am

John’s funeral will be on Thursday 6th July at 11:30am, and will also be live-streamed below. https://youtube.com/live/Y2ViY88xzvA?feature=share The service will be led by Geoff Maughan. Please remember John’s family and friends in your prayers. You can download the order of service below. order-of-service-John-LedinghamDownload

Funeral of Brian Dent – Wednesday 5th April at 12pm

Funeral of Brian Dent – Wednesday 5th April at 12pm

Brian’s funeral will be at 12pm on Wednesday 5th April at 12pm in St Michael’s, and will also be live-streamed below. https://youtube.com/live/TiUlWXdFTSo?feature=share The service will be led by David Wenham. Please remember Margery, their family and friends in your prayers. You will be able to download the order of service…

Funeral of Tony Wyatt – Monday 6th February at 1pm

Funeral of Tony Wyatt – Monday 6th February at 1pm

Tony’s funeral will be at 1pm on Monday 6th February in St Michael’s, and will also be live-streamed below. http://youtu.be/pjTDszuSiIw The service will be led by David Wenham. Please remember Esme, their family and friends in your prayers. You can download the order of service below. 8-230-Wyatt-REVISED-VERSION.pdf-BookletDownload

Funeral of Michael Payne – Friday 20th January at 2:30pm

Funeral of Michael Payne – Friday 20th January at 2:30pm

Mike’s funeral will be at 2:30pm on Friday 20th January in St Michael’s, and will also be live-streamed below. The service will be led by one of our Honorary Assistant Bishops, the Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick. https://youtu.be/z0YhR9KT_B8 You can download the order of service below. Michael-Payne-order-of-serviceDownload Please remember Vivi, their…

Funeral of Pat Plews – Thursday 24th November at 2pm

Funeral of Pat Plews – Thursday 24th November at 2pm

Pat Plews’ funeral will be at 2pm on Thursday 24th November in St Michael’s, and will also be live-streamed below. https://youtu.be/ej39m_FX-fk Please remember her family and friends in your prayers. You can download the order of service below. OoS-311369DTYWTW_PatriciaPlewsOOSDove-Flight-Alt-SinglesDownload