The funeral service is an opportunity for those who knew the deceased to gather together and celebrate the life of their loved one. Religious beliefs, traditions and the type of committal, among other factors, can influence where the funeral service is held. In all cases we can discuss the options available to you and help you match your wishes to a suitable venue, as well as liaising with the venue to make arrangements for the conveyance of the deceased.
If the deceased was Christian, then you may want to arrange a religious service at a church. This might be a church that the deceased attended or a church where the family has traditionally honoured the lives of their loved ones. Some churches will have a churchyard, so that you can hold the service and committal at the same location. In other cases, the coffin will need to be conveyed between the service and the final place of rest.
We have experience of arranging funerals for all religions and can suggest appropriate service venues for all beliefs, as well as liaising with the venue to make practical arrangements.
Most crematoria have facilities where you can hold the funeral service at the same place as the committal. In this case, we can assist you in making the personal arrangements for the service and committal. Alternatively, you might wish to have the service at another location (possibly a religious venue) with a shorter committal service at the crematorium.
Some people prefer to hold the funeral service at an alternative venue of personal choice, before moving on to the final place of rest. Your funeral arranger will be happy to explain the choices that are open to you.
If you wish to have a discussion with one of our funeral arrangers, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk through yours and your loved one’s needs and discuss how we can best celebrate their life.