When a person dies, it is important for family and friends to be able to gather together to remember the person who has died, to acknowledge their grief and sorrow and to say goodbye to them.

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You may be thinking ahead to your own funeral and wondering whether a Unitarian service would be appropriate for you or perhaps, as next of kin, you have the task of arranging a funeral for a loved one.

The Chapel is available for funeral services before a cremation or burial or for a memorial or thanksgiving service shortly after or at a later date. If the person who has died has not left any specific instructions, then we can offer help and guidance in relation to readings, poetry, prayers, hymns or music which will reflect that person’s spiritual beliefs and character.

A friend or family member may wish to give a eulogy or ask the celebrant to read it for them, or there might be space set aside for a short time of sharing and remembrance or words of tribute. The celebrant will also be able to attend the crematorium or graveside if required.