Chapter 17 » 17.08


Conduct of funerals

Quaker funeral arrangements are the responsibility of the area meeting (4.10.p). It shall notify its members at regular intervals of the names of those Friends currently appointed to arrange funerals on its behalf.

It is for each area meeting to determine, and to keep under review (4.10.p), how these Friends are best chosen. They may be the area meeting elders as a group, or a subcommittee of elders, or a funeral arrangements committee constituted in some other way. Alternatively, the area meeting may delegate this responsibility to the elders, or to a specially appointed member, of each local meeting. What is important is that in each area meeting its preferred procedures for arranging funerals are clearly understood and followed.

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