Whilst the definition of what a “traditional” funeral consists of has changed over the years, most of the fundamental aspects have remained the same. Generally the person who has died is taken to the funeral home, where they are looked after by the funeral director. The family may or may not wish to visit them prior to the funeral.
On the day of the funeral, a service will be held for the person who has died. This is usually held in a church or at the funeral home. The minister will visit the family and discuss what kind of service they wish to have. This will include readings and prayers that the family have chosen and usually two or three hymns are sung. The funeral service will then be followed by a committal service either at a crematorium or cemetery.
Whilst not every family attends church, you may still like to have a Minister from your parish church to conduct a service for you. We can discuss your requirements with the minister and arrange for the whole of the service to take place at the crematorium.
At Gateway Funeral Services, we cater for all Funeral Services and have a vast range of experience in catering for traditional funerals. Please speak to us if you would like more information about our traditional funeral service.