You can have a service of your choice in our in our chapels, at your preferred church, or at the graveside. If there are likely to be a lot of vehicles at your home address, then you may want to enquire about the suspension of parking bays for the day of the funeral.
We have provided a sample service sheet which you can change for your own personal use. This is only a guideline of how the service could be formatted. If you are using a Minister, do discuss it with him/her.
The words to popular hymns(pdf, 95KB) are also available from here.
The funeral service does not have to be conducted by a Minister or a Priest. There are various options open to you; a member of the family or a friend may wish to take the service, you may prefer a Humanist service, or you could have a civil ceremony. You may wish to visit their websites for further information.
Many people are unsure of what to do and what happens at a funeral. Our page on funeral etiquette may help to answer some questions. The funeral director is probably the best person to ask, as they will have spoken to the family and found out exactly what their wishes are for the day of the funeral.
If your choice is for burial, our page detailing information on burials and graves may provide you with further information on choices available.
You may also wish to look at the options following a cremation, as many people do not know what to do with cremated remains, other than to have them scattered in the crematorium grounds.