Over thousands of years and in all societies funeral rituals have been carried out as a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings for those who have died. When as an individual or as part of a family we experience a death the funeral rituals meet several important needs. It provides for the dignified and respectful care of the deceased. Evidence of this can be found in societies dating back over 50,000 years where the remains of flowers were found laid with the deceased and as an opportunity to express a tribute to the person and their life. A funeral encourages us to remember and to provide support at a difficult time.
The funeral service also helps those that are left to face up to the reality of death as part of our life. This is the first step in taking grief from the inside and enabling us to express it outwardly through mourning. The actual funeral allows us to publicly demonstrate the worth of our relationship with the person who died and express our feelings for them. The funeral also allows the family to see how much others care for them, which can be a tremendous help in the early stages of the grieving process.
Seren Funeral Services are very proud to be able to offer fully qualified care for a grieving family through the whole process of arranging the funeral, looking after the person who has passed and also offering full aftercare to the families we are privileged to serve through our counselling service.