pier extending into still watersWhen a loved one dies the Church is there to help you, to support you in your loss and to offer its services as you plan the funeral.

If you desire a funeral service in church, this is planned with the undertaker and the city bereavement services in terms of the crematorium or a burial in a graveyard.

A funeral service in church speaks of the Christian hope through Christ of the new life of eternity with God.

In the choosing of music, readings and hymns the clergy and others will help you as you prepare for this day.

We've put together a number of bible verses and texts that people often find helpful.

The three local funeral directors that most people use are

Birks 0114 288 5555
B & C 0114 288 8612
Dysons 0114 288 3169

 If you would prefer to speak to someone from a secular organisation, you may find one of the following numbers useful.  


  • The Samaritans 0845- 7 909090 (local rate)

  • Cruse Bereavement Care 0114-249 3328

  • Childline 0800-1111.

  • NSPCC 0808-800 5000





St John's church in the parish of Deepcar and Stocksbridge takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.
We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at