The funeral or memorial service fills an important role, allowing family and friends to gather together after the death of a loved one. They can mourn, offer each other comfort, and recognise the deceased's special qualities and unique characteristics. It helps to provide closure after the loss of someone dear.
Types of Service
Whether you’re pre-arranging your funeral or organising things for a loved one, the funeral service is one of the most important aspects of a person’s final journey. Ideally, it should honour the unique life and individuality of the deceased and do this in a meaningful and memorable way.
You may wish to have an informal gathering or a structured service with an order of service. It will depend on the number of attendees expected and whether you need to live stream or record for those who cannot attend. Talk to us about your thoughts, and we can offer advice, if required, on what will best suit your needs.
Points to Consider
The funeral service is very much for the living as well as the life you are celebrating. It is essential to have a clear expectation of the timings, content, and way the family would like the service to flow with any service. If you choose not to have a celebrant or clergy-led service, you can have a family member or friend step in the role.
We have put together some main points and information that you can consider for the service. Our friendly and experienced team can work alongside you to give support and guidance where needed.