To make arrangements for the funeral of a family member or friend, please contact the Vicar, either directly or through a Funeral Director. (For most funerals at St. Martin’s we normally recommend the services of K.J. Lack Family Funeral Services; T & I Stockman or The Co-operative Funeral Care in Barton Road). The clergy will make every effort to meet with you at the earliest opportunity, to support you in your bereavement and to plan a funeral service in keeping with the faith of the person who has died.

At St. Martin’s it is possible to have a simple funeral service, with two or three hymns, readings, an address, and some organ music.

Often at St. Martin’s a funeral is conducted in the context of the Eucharist ('Requiem Mass'). It is sometimes possible to arrange a small choir to provide a range of choral music. The Clergy are also very willing to officiate at funerals at Torbay Crematorium, or in the private Chapels which are situated on the premises of a number of local Funeral Directors.

It is also a good idea to prepare for your own funeral, and to leave instructions about it in your will or with your family. At St. Martin’s, we keep in a secure safe a number of written lists of funeral wishes, which people have chosen to deposit with us. Please feel free to talk about any of this with the Vicar - please see the PEOPLE page.

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