What is a funeral service?

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A funeral service is a way of celebrating the life of a loved one. It’s an opportunity for you to express your emotions, bringing friends and family together to mark the passing and celebrate the life of someone important to them. You, your family and friends can share their grief and support one another, finding meaning and solace by coming together as a group.

You may want a traditional Church of England funeral service which usually follows an order of service structure of readings, a sermon, prayers and hymns. But that is entirely up to you. You can also choose music, songs or poems that you feel makes the service more personal to your loved one and their life.

If you are arranging a religious funeral service, you may want to hold a ceremony in a place of worship. But they can also take place at a crematorium or other location.

You may want to include a eulogy written and delivered by a family member or close friend. You may also want to include special requests such as the deceased’s favourite music and funeral flowers.

The funeral service often ends with a burial or cremation and are followed by a post-funeral reception, commonly known as a wake.

At the Good Funeral Company, we’ll help you create a personalised funeral service that recognises the individuality of your loved one.

Get in touch with us

During office hours, Monday to Friday, contact our team:

t: 0151 705 2194
e: admin@goodfuneralcompany.org.uk
a: St James House, 20 St James Rd, Liverpool L1 7BY

If you need to get in touch with us urgently, you can contact us on our mobile number (available during weekends and evenings).
m: 07940 378 223

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