Our latest instructions from the Church of England, led by Public Health England guidance can be found here:
We are not currently allowed to hold funeral services in church buildings due to the coronavirus, but (despite what you may have heard) we are still taking funerals at crematoriums and at the graveside. Please do contact us for more details or ask your funeral director to connect with us.
All funeral services at the moment are significantly restricted by Leeds City Council’s rules to ensure safety including very few people present (plus an officiant – such as a vicar). As a church we want to support people who have been bereaved as much as possible despite the current restrictions so if you are unable to properly come together to say goodbye to a loved one we would be happy to work with you to consider whether a memorial service could be held at some point in the future, which is an opportunity for more people to come together once Government guidance permits.
Please do contact us either now or when you want to start planning it, and please do remember we feel privileged to be involved in helping you by supporting you as you plan a funeral or caring for anyone stuck in grief with bereavement care.