Your guide to Anglican Funeral Services

Losing a loved one is never easy, but faith can bring us great comfort in times of grief. Our experienced team of Funeral Specialists can help you plan a moving, personalised Anglican funeral service that reflects their spirit and honours their memory.  

Overview of Anglican funerals

The Anglican faith is a branch of Christianity that sees funerals as a final farewell before their lost loved one returns to God in Heaven. They can be personalised to reflect the unique spirit of the person who’s died. At White Lady Funerals, we take great care to ensure that the funeral service is a true reflection of the person who’s passed. Even those who were not actively practising Anglican Christianity can still be farewelled with an Anglican funeral.

What happens at an Anglican funeral?

Family and friends will gather at a local church, funeral home or other place of special significance. A local Minister will lead the funeral, which tends to include the following:

Opening prayers


The Word of God

A reading from the Book of Common Prayer

One or more eulogies

Closing prayers

After the funeral, pallbearers may carry the casket to the burial site, where a short graveside service takes place. Or, if the family has chosen cremation, the casket will be carried to a waiting car to be taken to the crematorium.

A wake or reception is usually held after the formal proceedings. This can be at a nearby home, park or meaningful location. It’s a time for family and friends to gather and remember their loved one in a more relaxed setting. 

Your White Lady Funeral Specialist will take the time to understand your family’s wishes and create a beautiful, bespoke Anglican funeral service that brings comfort to those left behind.

Where are Anglican funerals typically held?

Anglican funerals can be held in a local church or funeral home. They might also be held somewhere of special significance to the person who’s died, like a family member's home or their favourite park or beach. We can help you find a location that feels right, taking care of all the logistics so you can be with your family in this time of loss.


How long does an Anglican funeral last?

Anglican funerals typically last between 30 minutes to an hour. The burial service might be 15-20 minutes, and the wake or reception tends to last an hour or more. 

We can help you plan a farewell in the Anglican faith

We’ve been helping families of all faiths say goodbye to their loved ones for decades. We’re experienced in planning Anglican funeral services for communities across Australia, with personal touches that make it even more meaningful. We’ll work closely with you, your family and your local clergy to provide a fitting farewell for your lost loved one.  

This information is based on our interactions with grieving families and resources we have collected over the years.