Some people find planning the funeral with family and friends
helps in their grieving. Perhaps you already know something of what
your loved one wanted. You may even have planned the service
together some time ago.
If you are uncertain the minister who will lead the service can
help you choose suitable readings, hymns and prayers. If they did not
know your loved one well, they will want to talk with you to build
up a picture of the person's life, this may take only one meeting
but sometimes it can be more.
Some deaths will be especially traumatic, distressing or
unexpected. The Church has special funerals for children, or after
sudden or violent deaths, including suicide. Talk with your
minister about what is possible.