The Benefice of

Pilton with Croscombe,

North Wootton and



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

Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) in our churches or at a crematorium or to have their ashes buried in their local burial ground by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not.

The churchyards at Pilton and Croscombe are closed but there may be family graves or plots for ashes reserved. Both these villages have cemeteries for all other burials. North Wootton and Dinder churchyards continue to be open for burials or interment of ashes.

Services and burial details are arranged with the priest and the Funeral Director of your choice. The priest, or her representative, will discuss the date, time and venue with you and meet with you to plan the service.

There are further details about services on the 'Funeral Service' below.

For more information on these subjects, click each title to be taken to information on the Church of England Website:


Our thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends of

Michael Paul Bernard Febrey whose Thanksgiving Service was held at St Mary the Virgin Church, Croscombe on 23rd July.

Frances Hughes (née Mears) who was commended to God in a service at St Mary the Virgin Church, Croscombe on 26th July.

Flo Rex (a member of Meill family) whose funeral was held at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath on 6th August.

Joan Dawson of Dinder, whose funeral was held at Mendip Crematorium on 13th August.