What happens at a cremation?
Cremation has been a funeral option in the UK for over 150 years, but it still remains a mystery to many people. Here, we look at exactly what happens at a cremation so you and your family know what to expect.Read more
Things to consider when planning your funeral wishes as an LGBTQIA+ person
Some LGBTQIA+ people will have particular wishes for what happens when they die. It’s important to make sure you communicate these to the right people, and that the right people can make decisions on your behalf.Read more
What happens at a Jewish funeral?
Jewish people hold funerals very shortly after a person has died - often within 24 hours.Read more
What is a chapel of rest?
Chapels of rest are places for visiting the body of someone who’s died before the public funeral. You’ll find them in funeral homes and crematoriums.Read more
What happens at a Hindu funeral?
Hindus believe the soul is reborn after a person dies. They believe cremation helps to release the soul.Read more
Can you legally stop someone coming to a funeral?
Generally, funerals are public events and there isn’t a way to legally ban someone. But as the organiser, you do have the right to ask a difficult relative not to come.Read more
How to write a sympathy card
A sympathy card is a special card, usually for the family, friends or loved ones of the person who’s died. It tends to include a short message of support.Read more
What to wear to a funeral
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about what to wear to a funeral: from traditional ceremonies to more modern celebration of life events. It includes advice on what to do if you’re unable to meet the dress code.Read more
What happens at a Muslim funeral?
Muslim funerals are large community events. It’s common for every member of the mosque to attend, even if they did not know the person who died.Read more
What happens at a Buddhist funeral?
Buddhist monks often lead Buddhist funerals. They take place at a Buddhist temple or the family’s home.Read more
What happens at a Mormon funeral?
Followers of Mormonism believe that they’ll see their loved ones again in the afterlife. So although Mormon funerals tend to be serious, there’s an undertone of hope and celebration.Read more
A guide to British funeral etiquette
Funeral etiquette means things like what to wear, whether to send flowers and where to sit. Every funeral is different depending on the family’s wishes, but generally the more traditional it is, the more specific the etiquette.Read more