For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, nor angels . . . can come between us and the love of God. Romans 8: 38-39
A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God's keeping. This can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion. It may be held at the crematorium or in church.
Everyone is entitled to either a burial service (funeral) or to have their ashes buried in their local parish churchyard by their local parish priest regardless of whether they attended church or not. Speak to your local vicar for more information.
Taken from www.churchofengland.org
There is lots of useful information on the above website but our clergy are always willing to discuss your wishes.
When you are unable to attend the funeral of a friend or family member you may wish to remember and there are many sugggestions of ways to do this to be found here.