Funeral Services

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest whether they attended church or not. Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what your loved one wanted. You may even have planned the service together some time ago.

If you are uncertain the minister who will lead the service can help you choose suitable readings; for more information, visit http://www.churchofenglandfunerals.org

If they did not know your loved one well, they will want to talk with you to build up a picture of the person’s life.

We are delighted to say that St John Baptist, Marldon church will be OPEN for private prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10am -1pm from now on. Please follow the guidance and keep safe. Please use the hand sanitiser on the way in and out of the church and observe social distnacing. Katherine Courtice passes prayer requests to for prayers on a Wednesday. Please mention the first name and last initial of the person needing prayer (e.g. Steve J.) for people who are sick or bereaved to totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com. Pray everyday at 12 Noon, reciting the Lord’s Prayer, uniting our voices.. Parish Caring Service :a telephone listening and befriending service; at totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com.. SHDC have created a Community Response Team, who work to help, support and protect the most vulnerable people. You can register at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 or at CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk Totnes Food Bank:contact Liz Waterson: liz.waterson29@gmail.com 01803 849345 There will be no baptisms, weddings until further notice Baptisms Kion Lee SYLVESTER Weddings: 5th September 1400 Stephen Matthew Kerwin & Kimberley Jayne Parker Wedding Blessing