Traditional Service

A traditional funeral ceremony can include religion or no religion. Steve likens a ‘traditional ceremony’ to a ‘hymn or song sandwich’…usually very formal.

  1. Opening Sentences & Music 
  2. Hymn
  3. Eulogy [an historical account of the life of a loved one and their place in your lives].
  4. Prayers
  5. Hymn
  6. Commendation [commendation means to ‘hand over;’ the point at which we would hand a loved one over to the safety of God’s keeping, or in the case of no religion, to the warmth of our memories].
  7. The Committal is the point at which your loved one’s body is ‘given’ to the crematorium (curtains close), or at a burial, ‘given’ to the earth.

A traditional service with no religion follows a very similar format, however, the hymns are exchanged for songs, and the prayers, for a moment of reflection. 

More information about traditional Funeral Services

This selection of blogs contains valuable information about traditional funeral services that you may find useful when decided if this is the type of service for you, and what to include. 

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Traditional Funeral Etiquette in the UK

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