St Lawrence Church Bidborough

St Lawrence Church, Bidborough

Know God, Show His Love, Grow His Church

Southborough Team

800th Anniversary


A funeral marks the close of life on this earth. It is the opportunity for family and friends to express their grief, to give thanks for the life of the person they have loved, and to commend them into God’s keeping.

In Bidborough there are a number of different ways that funeral and thanksgiving, or memorial, services can take place. If the person who has died was living in Bidborough immediately prior to their death, they are usually entitled be buried in the Bidborough cemetery area of the churchyard, or to have their cremated remains interred in the Garden of Remembrance. (The cemetery is administered by the Parish Council).

Sometimes a funeral service is held in church, and the coffin is then either taken into the churchyard for burial, or to the crematorium where the final part of the service, and the cremation, takes place. Sometimes the whole funeral service takes place at the crematorium and is followed, either on the same day or at a later date, by a service of thanksgiving for the life of the departed, at St Lawrence.

The funeral director will discuss these different options with you, but please do contact Stephen Hills directly if you would like to ask about any aspect of funeral arrangements.

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Thursday 4:00-5:00pm in the small village hall.

Crisis Recovery

The Day Centre would be happy to receive donations of second-hand clean clothes and shoes for their guests (particularly men’s clothing). If you can help please get in touch with Alan Richards on 528916.


There is a Traidcraft stall in Church on the first Sunday of every month. Please support this worthwhile project.

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