St Thomas the Apostle, Parish Church of Groombridge, East Sussex, United Kingdom Diosese of Chichester

Funeral and Burial Services


We are a church that tries to say ‘yes’ to requests for a Christian Baptism, Marriage or Funeral, but there are certain qualifications that apply, and we are happy to help you decide if this is the right thing for you or your loved ones.

Baptism, Marriage and Funerals all mark crossroads or milestones in our lives and in the lives of those closest to us, our family and friends. They are important events in the life of the parish family too, marking as they do turning points on our journey in the Christian faith.

If the deceased lived in this parish, or was on our church electoral roll, then they are entitled to a funeral in the church and burial in the cemetery. 

Click here to view regulations for the lower churchyard

There are many other crossroads that occur in our life – some happy and some sad – and if you think you would like this marked in a Christian way, either as celebration or closure, then do speak to Sharon. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Arrangements for baptisms, weddings, funerals, burials and the interment of ashes may only be made directly with Revd Sharon Francis

Further general information is also available on the c of e logo website.

Revd Sharon Francis MA BTh - The Vicarage, 4 The Close, Corseley Road, Groombridge TN3 9SE
Telephone 01892 864265
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