We’ll always be here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone, giving support before, during and after the service, for as long as it’s needed.
When someone dies, there’s so much to think about and so much to organise. We understand how difficult this can be, but we can help you say your final goodbye in a way that really helps.
ORGANISING A FUNERAL
After the initial news of the death of someone you knew and loved, there are some important things that need to be done. These are two of the more immediate things:
One of the first questions they’ll ask is whether you’d like a burial or a cremation. You might like to discuss this with other family members if you’re not sure what the preference was of the person who died.
You’ll then be asked where you would like the service to be held.
The Funeral Director will ask about various details, including:
THE FUNERAL SERVICE
The service will reflect will reflect the unique life of the person you knew. Whatever will help to make the funeral special – music, hymns, readings, tributes, even the type of coffin – can be part of a Church of England funeral. We’re with you at every step of the way.
Go to this step-by-step guide to the funeral service to see some of the options.
YOUR OWN FUNERAL PLANS
The death and funeral of a friend or family member will often cause us to think about sorting out plans for our own funeral. By planning ahead, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that your family and friends have a good idea of things that really matter to you.
At https://churchofenglandfunerals.org/planning-ahead/ you will find help in doing this, It covers such subjects as:
There is a wealth of material available via the Church of England's dedicated website on funerals at https://churchofenglandfunerals.org/
Here we provide some of that information, with occasional links to the website, as well as others that may assist you.