Religious and Faith-based Ceremonies
Traditionally, rituals and ceremonies around death and dying have been religious or faith-based. Each religion and faith has its own practices and traditions. Some are fairly rigid in structure, but others are more flexible and open to including other elements.
A traditional religious ceremony would usually take place in a place of worship. It may include elements such as:
- a burial or cremation
- music or chanting
- prayers and readings
- expected forms of dress
- a gathering afterwards
The UK is a multi-cultural society, with many faiths. For more information on different types of religious or faith-based ceremonies and services, please go to religious funerals.