It is quite common for people to hold the funeral ceremony at the local cemetery or crematorium chapel. These are fine buildings in pleasant setting and very suitable for the purpose, especially if cremation has been chosen.
One disadvantage with those venues is that they can be quite busy and authorities typically restrict the length of time you can spend there. A service is typically limited to 30 minutes although may be possible to extend this with an additional fee. You might also have a more limited choose in the exact time of the funeral.
Alternatively you may choose to hold the funeral in a church, template, mosque or synagogue depending on the religion of the deceased. In this situation, there is less likely to be a time limitation and usually more flexibility as to the precise timing of the ceremony. If the deceased has close relations with an institution, the authorities will typically go out of their way to accommodate.
Lapsed Christians may feel they are not able to host a funeral at their local parish church, but in fact you have a right to a funeral there even if you are not a regular worshipper.
Whatever you decide, please inform us your preferences regarding venue and date and we will do our best to secure this for you.
You might want to suggest someone to officiate at the service, such as a local parish priest, a family friend or even the spouse or child of the deceased.
Occasionally, 2 separate services are held; a small family funeral in the cemetery chapel followed, or even preceded, by a memorial services at a former place of worship, being open to the wider public.
Who’s in charge when I die
Your next of kin and your executor(s) are in charge when you die. If you have no will or no close relatives there can sometimes be complications.
Should I make a will
By making a Will you will ensure that your assets, no matter how small, are distributed in line with your wishes.
Making a Will
A will sets out how your estate (your assets) should be distributed, and names an executor(s) to take care of this task. A will is only valid if your signature has been witnessed by 2 adults who are not beneficiaries of the will in anyway.