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) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to your local vicar for more information.

If the churchyard has been closed, then the Local Authority will provide alternative places of burial and the minister can carry out the service there instead of the church or crematorium.

Practical steps to take in the event of someone dying are outlined here.  
This section includes information on planning a funeral and the funeral service. Plus a selection of comforting psalms and prayers.



In the first instance contact your local Funeral Director or Undertaker (shown in alphabetical order) who will then contact the local parish priest:

John Boyde Funeral Services
T: +44 1624 861794
M: +44 7624 494399

Corkhill & Callow
T: +44 1624 813114

Cowle's Northern Funeral Service
T: +44 1624 815156
M: +44 7624 496450

Cringle & Company Limited
T: +44 1624 833602
T: +44 1624 824134 M: +44 7624 496450

Adrian Duggan & Sons Limited
T: +44 1624 673328

Eric Faragher Limited
T: +44 1624 673109
T: +44 1624 622897

T S Keggen & Son Limited
T: +44 1624 833133

Kingswood Funeral Home
T: +44 1624 661611

Howard Kissack Funeral Services
T: +44 1624 851377
M: +44 7624 480794

David Lancaster Funeral Directors Limited
T: +44 1624 842945

R E Moore & Company
T: +44 1624 673692

K K Teare
T: +44 1624 675123

All cremations on the Island take place at:
Douglas Borough Crematorium
Glencrutchery Road
T: +44 1624 696329