I would quite like a church service for the funeral but am worried that if we have a cremation afterwards, by the time I get back from the crematorium to the wake, everyone will be gone. What can I do?

I would quite like a church service for the funeral but am worried that if we have a cremation afterwards, by the time I get back from the crematorium to the wake, everyone will be gone. What can I do?

Some families find that they prefer to go the crematorium first and then come into church afterwards: others ask the church minister to go to the crematorium on their behalf. Talk to your church minister about the best way of saying goodbye, so that you can do so with the support of family and friends around you.