Nearly a third of people (29%) have never spoken to a loved one about their funeral wishes1. Not knowing whether you would have liked your funeral to reflect your religious beliefs can cause real worry, and even conflict, for friends and family members if left to make the arrangements on your behalf. This is another sensible reason to make your funeral wishes known by arranging a pre-paid funeral plan.
Whether you would like a religious ceremony or not, your chosen funeral director will be able to draw on their many years’ experience to advise and assist you. We work with over 800 funeral directors across the UK and are pleased to be able to offer funeral plans to people of all faiths and backgrounds.
In the case of a religious service, you may like to discuss any special requirements you may have, such as any readings, music or prayers you would like, with your funeral director. These details can be recorded when setting up your pre-paid funeral plan and kept safe until the time of need.
Perhaps you would prefer a secular service but still want to ensure that it is dignified and a source of comfort to your loved ones. Humanists UK provides advice on non-religious funerals and memorials that celebrate the life of the person commemorated by them.
1. OnePoll online survey of 1,000 men and women aged 50 and above on behalf of Ecclesiastical Planning Services, November 2017.