In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020.

While it is not currently possible to have a funeral service in the church, this may take place at the graveside or at a crematorium, subject to the conditions laid down by the cemetery or crematorium authorities. Arrangements can be made for a Mass to be celebrated in memoriam when congregations are allowed to gather.

Please ask your funeral directors to contact English Martyrs or Our Lady of Lourdes for further information.

Here is a pamphlet with helpful information for you.