Everyone suffers the experience of loss during their life. Some of the most difficult losses to come to terms with happen when a partner or family member or close friend dies. At these times the church is ready to support in whatever way is appropriate, by visiting and prayer and by assisting with making the funeral arrangements. The Vicar is always willing to take a funeral, either in church or at the crematorium, of someone living within the parish. St Barnabas church lacks a churchyard, but an attractive and well kept area where cremated remains may be interred is available in the grounds.