Organise A Funeral
What you need to know to organise a funeral, from choosing the funeral director to repatriating the body.
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- Taking the funeral
With good planning and help from family, friends and the manager of the funeral location, it is not difficult to take the funeral.
- Burial or cremation
The first decision to make, so be sure you know the reasons for deciding on burial or cremation. Cost, tradition and religion are the factors to bear in mind.
- What to do when someone dies
Detailed helpful advice on the steps you need to take when someone has died. Includes funeral arrangements and putting the deceased's affairs in order.
- Registering a death
It is a criminal offence not to register the death. Here is a simple guide of how to do it.
- What happens at a funeral service
A description of what happens at a standard Church of England funeral, whether a burial or cremation.
- Choosing a funeral director
The stress of dealing with a death is lifted by appointing a funeral director who will guide you through the complexities of the arrangements.
- Alternative funerals
Alternatives to traditional religious funerals should be considered for people who do not hold strong religious convictions. Alternative funerals include woodland burials, humanist funerals and civil...
- Paying for the funeral
Advice on paying for a funeral, and getting the best value for money at a time of stress and anxiety.
- Green funerals
Some helpful advice if you want to organise a 'Green' funeral.
- Role of the funeral director
A look at the many and varied arrangements that can be made by the funeral director, and those that you can organise yourself.