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The Good Funeral Guide

If you have arrived here looking for advice about organising a funeral, you’ve come to the right place.

We aren’t interested in selling you anything. We offer advice, information, and empowerment – we want you to feel in control.

The Good Funeral Guide is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to support, empower and represent the interests of dying and bereaved people living in the UK. 

We can help if you need to organise a funeral now, or if you are thinking about making plans for the future, for yourself or for someone else who is approaching the end of their life.  

We can offer information and suggestions if you are doing research on behalf of a friend or family member who has been bereaved.

Where do you begin?

We know how exhausting it can be to care for and accompany someone through the last days of their life. 

We know how devastating and shocking it can be if you have experienced a sudden, unexpected death of someone close to you.

We understand how it can feel in those first, dreadful days after someone you love has died, when everything can seem broken and lost. 

We know about the conflicting emotions that can arise; the regret, the relief, the guilt, the loneliness, the abject despair.

We know that it can help to understand exactly what you need to think about when you have to organise a funeral.

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We know that every death is different, as individual as each of us. And we know that the experience of grief and loss is as unique as you are.

We believe that you know best. You know what you need. You might just want a little help in achieving it. We’re here to try and help with that.

We believe in the transformational power that a funeral can have when it is done well. We believe that every funeral can be a good funeral. And we believe that a good funeral is about what you say and do, not what you spend.

We have seen over and over again the difference that a truly personal funeral ceremony makes to people bereft by the death of a person they love. 

We know how to help you achieve this, for yourself, for your family and for your friends and your community.


The Good Funeral Guide is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to provide free, informed and independent advice for anyone who needs it. 

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Thank you.