What is the lodge?
The Lodge provides facilities for visitors and is always open when funerals take place, so visitors may use the toilets and take shelter if needed.
Whilst the Lodge is not a chapel, it is increasingly being used for services and gatherings following funerals. The photo gives an idea of how it looked prior to a funeral gathering.
Since it was extended in 2010 there are now seats for 90 people and quite a lot of standing room, conservative estimate 150-180 people.
The Lodge has an audio system so music can be played from CDs, memory sticks, MP3 players and other gadgets such as phones, tablets, or laptops. lease There is also an electric keyboard if required.
Fees for use of the Lodge
The Lodge will be open 45 minutes before a burial and for a short time afterwards for use of the toilets. If you would like to use the Lodge for a service, a gathering, or both then the following fees apply.
|Gathering with refreshments after a service elsewhere||£200|
|Service & gathering with catering after a funeral||£300|
The earliest start time for a Lodge service is 10am. The Lodge will be open from 9.15am.
The latest start time for a Lodge service and gathering afterwards is 2pm. The Lodge will be open from 1pm.
Some catering can be arranged in-house. Please ask for details.
When is the Lodge open to see?
The Lodge is always staffed on Wednesdays so drop in between 10am and 2pm and discuss any questions you may have. If you intend to visit and are delayed, call 01223 303874 so we know to wait for you. We are happy to meet on other days by appointment (Monday to Friday).