What should be included in a funeral order of service?
Funeral service sheets are largely designed to assist attendees with the order of service. It allows them to follow the itinerary of the day, and see the words to any readings or spoken words from an individual. There is no right or wrong way to format a funeral service sheet; however the most common template is as follows:
A photo of the deceased, their full name, and lifespan dates. The photo should ideally be one that depicts the personality of the deceased in recent years. The front page is also where funeral details including the date, time, and venue address should be displayed.
These should detail the funeral service, including titles of songs played, an introduction, words to hymns or songs, readings or speeches and the name of the person reading, and words to prayers if applicable.
Sometimes this will display another photo of the deceased, or perhaps a favourite phrase of theirs. It is also here that you can detail any charitable donations that the family might want to request instead of floral tributes.
Ordering Funeral Service Sheets
It is possible to order your funeral service sheets from various stationery companies, or the team here at Alan Greenwood can help you with this. We work in partnership with Care Print to supply our service stationery. We can offer further guidance on what should be included, as well as order stationery on your behalf.
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