A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Your first point of contact is often through your Funeral Director who will liaise with you local church on your behalf. Prior to the funeral the vicar will contact you and arrange to discuss the funeral service of your loved one with you and your family. Your local church is here to support you through this difficult time.
You will find more information about the Church of England and Funerals at www.churchofenglandfunerals.org