Creating an order of service for a funeral

What is an order of service?

An order of service is a small booklet given out at a funeral. It usually includes:

  • An outline of what will happen during the service
  • Words for any hymns, songs or prayers so guests can follow along
  • A few photos of the person who's died

They help guests to know what's going to happen during the service, and when. They also act as a keep-sake from the funeral. Many guests will take them home, and it'll often get placed on display somewhere, like a shelf or mantle piece.