Funerals and Memorial Services


Funeral Services are held at St Mary's for anyone who lives in the parish, or who worships regularly at the University Church. The Funeral Director should contact the Parish Office in the first instance. Arrangements can also be made in consultation with the relevant Chaplain for those who are members of one of the constituent colleges and permanent private halls of the University of Oxford.

Memorial Services

After the death of a family member, friend or colleague, it may seem appropriate to have a service celebrating that person’s life and work – a memorial service, or, as it is sometimes termed, a service of thanksgiving. The University Church provides a suitable setting for such a service and the clergy will provide you with every assistance in making the arrangements.

Memorial Services: A brief guide