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 Motunrayo Ajibade – Friday 2nd July at 2:30pm

Funeral of Motunrayo Ajibade – Friday 2nd July at 2:30pm

The funeral of Motunrayo Ajibade was held on Friday 2nd July, at 2:30pm. The service was held in St Michael’s, Cumnor and led by Rev. Jonathan Widdess. Owing to COVID restrictions attendance in St Michael’s Church was limited to 50 people, and so the service was live-streamed on our YouTube…

Funeral of Francis Michael Gavaghan – Tuesday 1st June at 10am

Funeral of Francis Michael Gavaghan – Tuesday 1st June at 10am

The funeral of Francis Michael Gavaghan was held on Tuesday 1st June at 10am. The service was led by Rev. Jessica Turner. You can also download the order of service here: OoS-253872DTYWTW_FrancisMichaelGavaghanOOSOrnate-Gold-SinglesDownload

Funeral of Maureen Lillian Moore – Friday 30th April at 1pm

Funeral of Maureen Lillian Moore – Friday 30th April at 1pm

The funeral of Maureen Lillian Moore was held on Friday 30th April at 1pm. The service was led by Rev. Jean Pryce-Williams. You can download the order of service here: 7-11-Moore-MaureenDownload Watch below: https://youtu.be/zZgS3K_Ync8

Bernard Pottle’s Funeral – Wednesday 31st March at 1pm

Bernard Pottle’s Funeral – Wednesday 31st March at 1pm

Bernard was a much loved member of our church and our village, and he will be greatly missed. I know our love and prayers are with Janet and the family at this very sad time. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 restrictions we can only welcome 30 to the funeral in…

Ron Kerridge’s Funeral – Thursday 18th February at 2pm

Ron Kerridge’s Funeral – Thursday 18th February at 2pm

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 restrictions we could only welcome 30 to the funeral in church. However, you can watch the live-stream below: https://youtu.be/ZC5Cyk4mEro You can download an order of service here: Kerridge.-Ronald-order-of-serviceDownload

David Millard’s Funeral – Friday 5th February at 12:30pm

David Millard’s Funeral – Friday 5th February at 12:30pm

David was a much loved member of our church and our village, and he will be greatly missed. I know our love and prayers are with Sheila and the family at this very sad time. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 restrictions we could only welcome 30 to the funeral in…

Tina Hodder’s Funeral – Friday 9th Oct at 11am

Photos used with kind permission from Tina’s family. Tina was a much loved member of our church and our village, who passed away very suddenly and will be greatly missed. I know our love and prayers are with Mike and the family at this very sad time. Unfortunately, due to…