Myths about the funeral that shouldn’t be believed

Personal attention is something that every family needs, especially when they are planning for a funeral service. Experienced at handling affairs that take place before, during and after the service, you can rely on our team whenever you need us. Be it a grand occasion or a more intimate and private ceremony, we will do whatever we can to make it as meaningful as possible. We are proud to be one of the longest serving funeral directors Birmingham has.

Put simply, funerals exist to aid us in acknowledging and accepting the death of our friends and family. It is a collection of rituals to assist the living in contemplating how they are going to press on with their own lives. When done correctly, these ceremonies can be outstanding in their ability to process, mend, and morph grief. There are some myths surrounding these services however that you should be aware of.

To begin with, their aren’t as many rules as one might think. A ‘standard’ funeral doesn’t exist, nor does it have to be in a church, include music, hymns or poems. Funerals can take place wherever you please, in the fashion that you want and be hosted by whomever you select. The point we’re trying to make here is don’t feel restricted by what you can do.

You may want to do your best by staying strong, but there’s no need to put too much pressure on yourself. The fact of the matter is that you aren’t supposed to be good at funerals, so you should never say sorry if you feel as if you’ve made a mistake. Grief is a complex thing and can take on a myriad of forms, including numbness, sobbing, silence and hysteria, and should be welcomed at the service.

At Darren W. Faragher we do everything within our power to make the funeral as comforting for you as possible. We consider it our responsibility to deliver a service that your loved one would be proud of and so, we will strive to meet every one of your requirements. Let us know if we can be of any help.