Parochial Fees and Covid-19

Funerals: guidance & fees

We are expecting fresh funeral guidance and resources to be available from the national CofE shortly and will share these on our website.

In line with national guidance, our Diocesan Board of Finance is waiving all funeral fees that would otherwise be payable to them under the Parochial Fees Order. This will be until such time as the restrictions on the numbers of people attending funerals is lifted. In the case of funerals at the graveside, we encourage PCCs to consider if they might want to waive or significantly reduce the fees payable to them for the same period.

Funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside and not in church buildings. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.

Guidance from the Deceased Management Advisory Group has been sent to the funeral, burial and crematorium sectors.

Page last updated: 15th April 2020 9:36 AM