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. This can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

The Church of England website contains information on Planning a funeral and The funeral service. Plus a selection of comforting prayers and psalms.

If you would like any further information or have any questions please contact Revd Simon Stokes on 01603 426492 or email

Funeral Fees 2016


Funeral service in church £203.00
Funerals at crematorium £178.00
Travel (all services) £10.00
Additional Costs (When service takes place in church)
Organist £75.00
Verger £20.00
Heating (October – April) £45.00
Burial of ashes
In churchyard £149.00
In cemetery £63.00

Please note, that ministers do not retain their fees so cheques, including clerk’s fee and heating when appropriate should be made payable to Sprowston PCC (Fees Account)

Also, it would be extremely helpful if organist’s and verger’s fees could be paid in cash on the day of the funeral.


Vicar of Sprowston Revd. Simon Stokes 01603 411194
Associate Vicar: Revd. Dean Akrill 01603 482360
Assistant Priest: Revd. Heather Wright 01603 301329
Reader: Mrs Penny Rennie 01603 424652