Funeral Planning Service

If you’re about to plan a funeral for a loved one or thinking about planning your own, here you’ll find practical resources to help.

Losing a loved one and planning a funeral can be a difficult time. We hope this information will help you plan a funeral from a Christian perspective. Here you’ll find:

  • You can create a plan, which can be printed and shared, to help you coordinate with the funeral director or church minister.
  • You can find out about the customs within a Christian service, gaining insight into the history behind these time-honoured traditions.

Planning the service

This guide can help you put your funeral plan together. It will guide you through choosing hymns, writing a eulogy and finding appropriate prayers and readings. You can save your plan to work on later and print it to share with your family, your funeral director or a church leader.

Plan the service

Perspectives from the Bible

There are a wide range of views about what happens after death. In this section we offer a biblical perspective on both the pain of losing a loved one, and the Bible's message of hope and resurrection.

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Dealing with bereavement

Losing a loved one can be very challenging in a whole range of ways, whatever your beliefs.

Here, we point you in the direction of bereavement resources.

View the resources

Create or continue with your personal funeral plan

Losing a loved one is always difficult. But alongside the pain of loss is the opportunity to remember – to reflect on our loved one’s life and everything they meant to us, in the way they would have wanted.

Many of us know our loved one would want a traditional Christian funeral service, but we aren’t always sure how to plan one.

This site is designed to help you put your funeral plan together. It will guide you step-by-step through the process.

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