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A guide to the different types of funeral

A guide to the different types of funeral

Today, there is an extensive variety of funeral options to choose from, whether you’re planning your own funeral in advance or are looking for the best way to send off a beloved family member once they have passed. From music and venues to the dress code and vehicles used, funerals now reflect personal beliefs rather than following tradition. With this in mind, let’s look at 7 funeral options to consider.

1. Direct cremation

A direct cremation is commonly selected when people decide to have a funeral without any attendees. The body will be cremated relatively soon after death and the ashes will be given to family members who will remember the individual at a place and time that suits them.

2. Simple funeral

A simple funeral has all of the essential aspects of a traditional funeral service: a coffin, a driven hearse and a funeral director.

3. Cremation

A common form of funeral, cremation services are attended by friends and family and are organised much like a traditional funeral service.

4. Burial

Burials are still an option for those who would like to be buried rather than cremated. These burials can take place on private land if this is desired or they can take place on church grounds or cemeteries.

5. Woodland burial

Unknown to many, a woodland burial is a legal alternative to being buried in a churchyard or cemetery. Permission would be needed for the desired area of land, but once acquired, a woodland burial can be a sentimental alternative to a traditional burial.

6. Religious funeral

Religious funerals are carefully organised so that they are respectful of someone’s religious beliefs. You can speak to a funeral director to discuss the funeral requirements of your religion to ensure that the service is appropriate.

7. Non-religious funeral

An increasingly popular choice is a non-religious funeral. This funeral celebrates the life of the deceased without following any religious traditions, rituals or beliefs.

If you’re interested in utilising one of our professional, sensitive and affordable funeral services across the Manchester area, you can contact us at Far and Beyond Funeral Services for more information.