Does a ‘church’ funeral have to be in a church?

Church of England ministers can conduct funerals in four different venues. Read more about them on this page.

Funeral mourners in the distance walking through an avenue of trees

Church of England ministers can conduct funerals in four different venues:

  • A church. This will normally be the church building where they are based.
  • A crematorium chapel.
  • A municipal or private cemetery: this might be in the cemetery chapel or just at the graveside
  • A natural burial ground. Again, the service here could be in the chapel or meeting room of the ground, or at the graveside.

Follow the link on the right to read more about locations.

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