First decisions when arranging a funeral
There are many decisions to make when arranging a funeral. We provide a checklist of things to think about in the early stages.
Choosing a funeral director
We tell you what a funeral director does, as well as giving you advice on choosing a funeral director who is right for you at this emotional time.
We offer advice on how to plan the funeral service for your loved one, exploring the options available, including non-religious and humanist funerals.
Planning a funeral service
Your funeral director and/or minister/officiant will help you to plan the funeral service, but here are a few things you need to consider.
About three quarters of UK funerals involve a cremation, and although the ceremony might be short, you can make it as personal as you wish.
Planning a burial
Find out what happens at a burial and the options for burial in a churchyard, cemetery, natural burial ground or on private land.
After the medical certificate has been issued, the next stage is to register the death. Here, we explain the next steps.
Follow our checklist for the steps to take and things to do when a loved one passes away.
There are plenty of reasons to start planning your own funeral. Read tips on what to think about and where to get help.