Death and funerals are making daily headlines, and this can be a prompt for people to think about their own mortality. Losing someone close can also highlight how difficult it can be to plan a funeral for someone else, especially if they didn’t leave behind any ideas for what they wanted. Becoming ill, or having a close brush with death can also make people think about their funeral. Whatever the reason, people in your parish may want to think about planning their own funeral in order to help their surviving family when that time arrives. The attached document will help them to do that. It includes choices that are available in a church-led funeral and space to record preferences. It can be easily emailed to anyone as a PDF attachment along with this link for more detailed information: https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/funerals/my-funeral-plans.