Is it alright to take a child to a funeral?

Children are welcome to funerals if they would like to go. Visit this page for some additional advice about taking children to funerals.

Pre-school child on a woman's knee in church at a funeral.

If the child wants to go, and the family is comfortable with the decision, there is no reason why a child should not go to a funeral.

It is helpful if a particular adult is able to be with children and explain to them what is happening.

Further information

  • Special services

    There are particular times when it helps to remember the person who has died. The Church of England has special services when we think about all those whom we love but see no longer. This page has more information about these services.