Religious funerals

Bereavement and belief

Faiths, beliefs and cultural practices form a fundamental part of the lives of many people in the UK today. These beliefs and practices often become more significant at times of personal crisis and isolation such as during illness, and when faced with bereavement.

In the UK today we live in a diverse society and although there is an awareness of different cultures, faiths and beliefs - many generalisations are made which can be misleading.

Throughout the world the cultural, social and religious backgrounds of people can vary considerably, as can their personal convictions and lifestyles.

In order to provide a culturally sensitive funeral service, an informed understanding of the varying beliefs and values of individuals is essential.

We are proud to work with people from any faith and background and your local Funeral Director will be able to give you more detailed information when you speak to them.

 

Church of England Funerals

More information about what is involved in a Church of England funeral.

 

Catholic Funerals

More information about the traditions and ceremonies involved in a Catholic funeral.

 

Islamic Funerals

More information about the traditions and ceremonies involved in an Islamic funeral, including the preparation, service and burial practices.

 

Hindu Funerals

More information about what’s involved in a Hindu funeral, including the tradition of holding a vigil and the cremation.

 

Buddhist Funerals

More information about the traditions and ceremonies involved in a Buddhist funeral, including the role of Buddhist monks.