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:


The Funeral Service of Jessie Tydeman was held in St Mary’s Church, Croscombe on 22nd April.

A Thanksgiving Service for the life of Hugh Berry was held in St John the Baptist’s Church, Pilton on 27th April.

The funeral Service of Arthur Millard took place in Pilton Methodist Church on 8th May.

The funeral service of Doreen Higgins, formerly of Pilton, took place at Pilton Methodist Church on 15th May.

We are sad to record the death of Patricia Watts of North Wootton. We send our prayers and loving sympathy to their families and friends.