Religious funerals

Religious funerals have unique and meaningful traditions, from the funeral preparations to the service itself. It can be a particularly difficult time if you are unfamiliar with the religious traditions of the person you’ve lost. We’re here to cater to all your needs and can arrange a traditional religious funeral that reflects your loved one’s beliefs and final wishes.

Helping you arrange a religious funeral service

All of our funeral homes across the UK offer a professional and caring service, fully understanding your cultural and religious requirements. We work with people from any religion, faith and background. If you’re planning a religious funeral, we can make many arrangements to accommodate your religious needs as well as your loved one’s wishes. Our professional Funeral Directors will provide you with further information on religious funeral arrangements when you speak to them.

Religious funerals often bring friends and family together to mark the passing, and celebrate the life of someone who was important to them. The decision of cremation or burial may be dictated by religious beliefs or may simply reflect the requests of a loved one before they passed away. 

If you are arranging a religious funeral service, the ceremony can be as flexible as you like. Our supportive Funeral Directors are aware that religious funerals can mean more complex arrangements. It may be held in a place of worship, though dependent on religion, it can also take place at a crematorium or alternative location.

Should you require, we offer facilities for ritual washing and additional religious funeral support. The service may need to be led by a religious leader and could include prayers, religious funeral songs, hymns or any religious funeral poems or readings. We are well-versed in many religious funeral requirements and can happily support these. Whatever the faith of your loved one, we can accommodate a fitting religious funeral service.

Free advice from our funeral specialists

Losing someone is never easy, but there are a number of alternative funeral ideas which will help you give your loved one a fitting farewell, and may bring you comfort during such a difficult time.
call us on 0800 861 1891  or request a call back.

Religious funeral guides

We have created a series of religious funeral service guides which offer further information about different religious funerals and their customs. Each guide explains what happens at a religious funeral and what you should expect. Read our religious funeral guides for more information on many religious funeral practices.
Christian funerals
Muslim funerals
Jewis funerals
Hindu funerals
Buddhist funerals
Sikh funerals

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Over 800 Funeral Directors across the UK

We are honoured to serve over 800 local communities across the UK; our Funeral Directors are here to advise and support you, wherever you are and whenever you need us.

Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our funeral services with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise. You may wish to discuss your requirements face-to-face at our premises or your own home, the choice is completely up to you.

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Advice and guidance on arranging a high quality religious funeral for your loved one

We will help you every step of the way, to plan a funeral which is unique to your loved one and support you through one of the most difficult times of your life.

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The day of the funeral

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Choosing a type of funeral

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Our funeral services

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Planning a funeral

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Humanist Funerals

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Eco burial

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Colourful funerals

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Burial at sea

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What type of services

We offer two funeral choices, allowing you to arrange a funeral which is suited to you, the wishes of your loved one and your budget. If you would like to arrange an entirely personal and bespoke commemoration, our Full Service Funeral will help celebrate your loved one’s life story. Alternatively, if you are able to be a little more flexible on certain aspects of the funeral, our Simple Funeral includes all of the essentials at a lower cost.

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Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create an entirely personal and bespoke commemoration, reflecting the individual life of your loved one.

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Our Simple Funeral offers a complete funeral at a lower cost, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered.

9. Discover what happens on the day

Once you’ve made all of the funeral arrangements, it’s important to understand what happens on the day of the funeral. If you’re unsure of what to expect, our funeral arrangers will explain everything you need to know.

We will guide you through each step, attending to your every need before, during, and after the service takes place.

Learn more about the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service, and the wake.

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Talk to an expert funeral specialist today for free advice.

No jargon, no pressure and a sympathetic ear from our funeral specialists when you need it most.
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