Death is the great intruder into life, whether sudden or after a long illness. Whether we are prepared for it or not it can bring grief and shock. Please telephone the Parish Office on 01691 652861 if you would like to let us know that a person has died. If nobody can come to the phone, please leave a message. The priest or another minister can be invited to say prayers around the time of death and give pastoral support to bereaved people.

Quite quickly you will need to choose a Funeral Director, who will attend to, and give advice about, all the practical details, and you can leave it to them to contact the minister about the funeral. We understand that you may prefer to wait some days, to gather your thoughts and be with family and friends, before speaking with a minister about the funeral. Acting on your instructions, the Funeral Director will book the time, date, place and minister for the funeral.

The National Association of Funeral Directors has a useful section on Frequently Asked Questions, accessible on this link:

To find a choice of local funeral directors enter “Shropshire” in the County box here

Oswestry has a number of funeral directors in the town.