If you are looking to hold a funeral or memorial service at the Cathedral please, in the first instance, contact the Canon-in-Residence (07399 523 330), who will pass your details straight on to the best person to respond to this, which is normally the Canon Pastor.
We realise that this is a difficult and stressful time, with a lot to be done in terms of organisation, which needs efficiency and co-ordination. After initial discussion to explore what is needed, whether we are the appropriate venue and other fundamental practicalities, the Canon Pastor will co-ordinate liaison between the different individuals involved. The choice of clergy to conduct the funeral will depend on both circumstance and context but, once established they will liaise further with the family, help plan the service and offer pastoral support both during and afterwards.
Memorial service requests will be passed to the Dean, who will likewise co-ordinate the Cathedral’s response and contact others as appropriate.
There are standard costs attached to these bookings, which we are happy to provide upon request.