Arranging a funeral is always a difficult time.

We strongly recommend that you instruct a Funeral Director to deal with all the practicalities and advise them if you want a particular Minister of a particular Church for the Funeral Service. Once you have done this, the Minister will make contact with you and he will try to help you in every way that he can.

Grief is not easy to understand but it really can help to talk with your Minister about how you are feeling. There is no embarrassment in shedding tears and feeling totally ‘lost’ – this is perfectly natural and entirely understandable. Here at St. Barnabas, we will do all that we can to support you during the very difficult days which follow a death.

Do please contact us if we can be of any help.

Parish Priest

Fr John Eldridge SSC - 01273 881761

The Churchwardens

Christopher Bould - 07730 381934

Kay Stringer - 07756 602784


Life is but a stopping place,

A pause in what’s to be,

A resting place along the road,

to sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys,

Different paths along the way,

We all were meant to learn some things,

but never meant to stay…

Our destination is a place,

Far greater than we know.

For some the journey’s quicker,

For some the journey’s slow,

And when the journey finally ends,

We’ll claim a great reward,

And find an everlasting peace,

Together with the Lord.

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