Funeral Order of Service Examples

A funeral order of service is far more than just a booklet. Funeral Order of service booklets have been used widely in traditional and non-traditional funeral services and serves as valuable keepsakes and mementos for family and friends attending. They provide a way to personalise the funeral service, highlight important aspects of the deceased's life, and ensure that the service runs smoothly.

The funeral order of service will highlight the day's events, the times things will begin, and often who will be speaking. The front cover often features a photograph of the deceased as well as their name and dates of birth and death.

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The funeral order of service booklet is an important part of any funeral service, traditional or otherwise. Some common features of funeral order of services include:

  • The cover usually includes the name of the deceased, their dates of birth and death, and a photo
  • The funeral order of service will list the day's events and the times they will happen
  • It often details who will be speaking during the service
  • The funeral order of service can be a valuable keepsake for family and friends

Here is an example of a traditional funeral order of service:

  1. Processional
  2. Opening Prayer
  3. Scripture Reading
  4. Eulogy
  5. Thoughts from friends/family
  6. Moment of thought/prayer
  7. Offertory Prayer
  8. Lord's Prayer
  9. Committal Prayer
  10. Benediction
  11. Recessional

A non-traditional order of service:

  1. Music
  2. Words of Welcome
  3. Life Story
  4. Poem or Reading
  5. Eulogy
  6. Reflection time
  7. Music
  8. Closing Words
  9. Recessional

Order of Service Examples

As you can see, there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to creating a funeral order of service. The important thing is that it reflects the life of the deceased and provides a way for family and friends to remember them. A funeral order of service not only plays a pivotal role during the day, but also outlines the service, and is often kept by guests to commemorate the deceased.

Your funeral order of service design can be tailored to your tastes completely, including the order of events, music played, the readings prepared, etc. A funeral order of service is a beautiful piece of funeral stationery that can be entirely moulded to your needs, style, and function.


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