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Funeral Order Of Service Printing

I design and print beautiful funeral order of service. There are NO template systems to learn, simply download our simple GUIDE and when you place your order, share your service information and photos. You’ll receive a proof back within 3 hours.

No Template Systems

We create your design, totally bespoke using our simple process. So, you NEVER have to spend time learning how to use complicated online design tools.

FAST 3Hr Turnaround

Place your order online, supply photos and service running order (Don't worry, we have a guide to help), and receive first proof back within 3hrs. Need it quicker? Just ask, we don't charge extra for quicker turnarounds.

PRO Courier Delivery

We deliver ANYWHERE in the UK, via DPD next day service. That is INCLUDED in the price, and we can even deliver on Saturday and Sunday if you're in a rush.

DESIGN Included

Our prices are amongst the most competitive in the UK, all our orders INCLUDE professional bespoke graphic design, we help families get exactly what they need.

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4 Page order of Service

Imagine an A4 sheet, printed full colour both sides, creased and folded to A5. Bespoke design, and free courier delivery. I can work in lots of photos, typically anywhere from 1 to 5 photos look excellent.

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8+ Page order of Service

When you have lots of photos to include, choose 8 pages or more. Printed with a Luxury 250gsm Silk Cover and matching 150gsm Silk inner paper. Wire stitched and packaged with care. Free courier delivery and bespoke design included.

How does the service work?

What Makes My Service Different?

In a nutshell, you don’t need to learn how to use an online design tool. Just share your photos, and service running order (you can download a guide here). Then, relax and wait just a few hours for your first screen proof to arrive on email. I’ll adjust until you are 100% happy. (See my reviews below for proof).

How does the service work?

In a nutshell, you don’t need to learn how to use an online design tool. Just share your photos, and service running order (you can download a guide here). Then, relax and wait just a few hours for your first screen proof to arrive on email. I’ll adjust until you are 100% happy. (See my reviews below for proof).

A Funeral order of service is a leaflet or booklet shared with friends, family and other guests at a funeral. The leaflet shows the funeral guests the running order of the funeral service, typically a funeral order of service will include your loved ones messages, photographs, hymns they loved and special songs they wanted to include.

The Funeral Order of Service should be a celebration of your loved ones life. It’s often kept by the funeral attendees and should be a personal and moving tribute to your loved ones life.

Creating a personalised Funeral Order Of Service doesn’t have to be a complicated task though.

We create many funeral order of services each week, and respectfully accept the information, photos and other information and lovingly translate that into a functional clear funeral order of service that you and your family will be proud of.

Do I need to learn a complicated Funeral Order Of Service online design tool? No, I’ve made the process much simpler. Simply, purchase your funeral order of service online here, most of my clients choose the 100 quantity.

Then, follow the instructions on the guide you’ll receive. Simply share any photos, text, favourite hymns, prayers or even songs and I’ll include these into a beautiful order of service your loved one would be proud of.

I’ll create your funeral order of service design from scratch, I can include images, and little design elements unique to your loved one. For example, many of my clients loved ones were fans of sports clubs or associations, and I’ll locate the clubs badge, motif or crest and include that into the design if you wish.

Basically, you can have EXACTLY what you need, NOT what the template system tells you to use. Simply share your text, and I’ll do the rest.

The funeral orders of service are printed on luxury Silk card, and delivery is included in the price you see online, I use a selection of nationwide couriers, on next day delivery services.

My business is focussed purely on funeral order of service printing and design, so don’t worry if you’ve left things late, or perhaps you’ve been let down by another supplier? When you place your order, let me know your timescales and I’ll prioritise the design and delivery of your funeral orders of service.

A few reviews from our valued customers

Andre Alilionwu
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Tim worked very promptly to turn around my funeral pamphlet request. My rough draft and photos were transformed into a really sharp and professional format that same afternoon. I was amazed at how quickly Tim works. His edits were applied smoothly with no hassle. Very impressed and would definitely recommend his work to anyone needing to commemorate a loved one in this way.
Joe Duffy
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Tim from Funeral Order of Service was absolutely brilliant from start to finish of the process. Super responsive, caring and understanding, creative and efficient, can’t fault his company’s service. Made a terribly sad time that little bit easier which is just what families in sad times need. Thank you Tim and the team
Grace Holland
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Tim was so easy to talk to at a very difficult time. He listened carefully to what we required and sent us a draft before it went to print and we were able to make adjustments. Unfortunately my husband and I lost both our dads in under a year. We used Tim both times and would not hesitate to use again or to recommend for others. Found his prices reasonable and the quality to be of high standard.
Jon Healey
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Very happy with Tim's service. Quality of finish was excellent. Tim was very quick to respond to suggestions and provides a friendly personal service. Would thoroughly recommend.
Emz
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I am so very impressed with the service I received from Tim. I came to him with half an idea for an order of service booklet for my grandads funeral. He helped me make them look elegant and professional. He was helpful and kind and even helped me out with some envelopes so I could forward my booklets in to family. The booklets came very quickly and they are beautiful, very well printed and Well packaged too. Thank you so much for all of your help Tim!
Penelope Gibson
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I was on a very tight time-line to get our Order Of Service done. Tim went way beyond what you would expect. Still working at midnight and up again at 7am to post his works so that we would get our things in time. Remarkable!! Thank you Tim. Would recommend you to anyone. Penelope Gibson
Michelle S
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Found this website after hunting high and low for a company to make some order of services, Tim was brilliant, really helpful, made the order of services exactly how I wanted them, they turned up with 24 hours of ordering, so really quick delivery and excellent quality too. Cannot fault the service they offer. Will definitely use this company again.
Craig Mcniven
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Fantastic service provided at at a very reasonable price.
Peter Nellies
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Good communication. Listened to what I wanted and then acted on it. Very quick service from order to delivery.
Colin Poole
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Thank you Tim for the excellent service you provided me and my family at a very difficult time for us. You have created and designed very nice order of services for the loss of my Mum, Dad and Brother We were so pleased with the quality and speed of delivery Highly recommended and very professional Thank you Colin Poole
Deborah Faulkner
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Tim was very professional from start to finish, he designed our late father's order of service, outstanding work, nothing was to much trouble for him, very quick to respond, as a bereaved family during covid-19 Tim made this job so much easier for us, we would definitely use again, good prices, quick delivery, highly recommended. Thank you.
Peter Whitehouse
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Great Quality! Great Price! Great Service!
Andre Alilionwu
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Tim worked very promptly to turn around my funeral pamphlet request. My rough draft and photos were transformed into a really sharp and professional format that same afternoon. I was amazed at how quickly Tim works. His edits were applied smoothly with no hassle. Very impressed and would definitely recommend his work to anyone needing to commemorate a loved one in this way.
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A fair price, for a beautiful product.

Choose 25, 50 or 100 copies. During Covid-19, we can even produce as few as 10 copies. Click Order Now below, to view the options and process your order online.

x25 Funeral Order of Service

Bespoke Design, Designed with Love & Printed With Care
£ 54
  • FREE Design
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • 2hr - 3hr Turnaround (Design)
  • Sameday or Next Day Printing
  • FREE Courier Delivery
  • Creased & Folded
  • Luxury Thick Silk Artboard

x100 Funeral Order Of Service

Bespoke Design, Designed with Love & Printed With Care
£ 63
  • FREE Design
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • 2hr - 3hr Turnaround (Design)
  • Sameday or Next Day Printing
  • FREE Courier Delivery
  • Creased & Folded
  • Luxury Thick Silk Artboard
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x50 Funeral Order of Service

Bespoke Design, Designed with Love & Printed With Care
£ 57
  • FREE Design
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • 2hr - 3hr Turnaround (Design)
  • Sameday or Next Day Printing
  • FREE Courier Delivery
  • Creased & Folded
  • Luxury Thick Silk Artboard

x25 Funeral Order of Service

Bespoke Design, Designed with Love & Printed With Care
£ 54
  • FREE Design
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • 2hr-3hr Turnaround (Design)
  • Sameday or Nextday Printing & Dispatch
  • FREE Courier Delivery
  • Creased & Folded
  • Luxury Thick Silk Artboard

x100 Funeral Order Of Service

Bespoke Design, Designed with Love & Printed With Care
£ 63
  • FREE Design
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • 2hr-3hr Turnaround (Design)
  • Sameday or Next day Printing & Dispatch
  • FREE Courier Delivery
  • Creased & Folded
  • Luxury Thick Silk Artboard

x50 Funeral Order of Service

Bespoke Design, Designed with Love & Printed With Care
£ 57
  • FREE Design
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • 2hr-2hr Turnaround (Design)
  • Sameday or Nextday Printing & Dispatch
  • FREE Courier Delivery
  • Creased & Folded
  • Luxury Thick Silk Artboard

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

There is no hard and fast rule for what you should include for funeral order of service, but over the years I have designed hundreds of funeral orders of service and the following information is a good guide. If you want to add extra information or leave out certain information that’s fine too.

A funeral order of service typically will be 4 pages, imagine a sheet of A4 paper, folded in half. Page 1 is the front cover. Page 4 is the back cover. Pages 2 and 3 for the inside ‘spread’ of pages.

How to write the front page of the funeral order of service…..

  1. Remembrance Line

Typically, this would be ‘In Loving memory of’ or some people like to use ‘a service in celebration of the life of’ or ‘in remembrance of’ some clients like to use ‘a celebration of the life of’

  1. The name of your loved one

As you would imagine, we include the full name in most cases, though not always. Sometimes clients like to include a nickname or special family name for the loved one who passed.

  1. The date of birth and the date of passing. Typically this would be arranged in the following format:

19th July 1938 – 21st April 2020 , some variations on this theme could be:

Sunrise 9th January 1920 – Sunset 15th May 2020

Born 4th June 1949 – Died 19th June 2020

  1. A photo of your loved one

Find a photo that best suits your loved one, there is no fixed rule, it could be a photo from their younger days or a photo of them in their later years.

When I am including the photos, I always include them on the funeral order of service within a tasteful frame, which really helps to anchor the image of your loved one in the design.

  1. The location of the Funeral, Service, Cremation or Wake

So, this might look like the following:

Salisbury Crematorium Chapel

Thursday 21st May 2020 at 11am

Or

East Devon Crematorium, Whimple

Tuesday 14th July 2020 at 10am

Some families also like to include the name of the person conducting the service. It’s also common for this information to be included within the funeral order of service

For example:

Burnley Crematorium

Thursday 4th June 2020 at 3pm

Service conducted by Reverend Anthony Samuels

  1. Consider what theme (if any) you’d like to apply to the hymn sheets or order of service?

Many families like to use specific flowers, like lilies or forget me nots. I’ve had requests for roses in various shades like yellow and white.

Some families like to use themes that meant a lot to their loved one, themes like Sports, Sports Teams, Hobbies like Bird Watching, Gardening, Cookery.

There is no right or wrong way, when I design a funeral order of service you just let me know what objects you’d like to include, I’ll source the images and objects and include those in the funeral order of service design.

That’s all the information we need for the front page of the funeral order of service.

How to write the Back Page (page 4) of the funeral order of service…..

There are a few elements that families tend to include on the last page of the funeral order of service. These are

  1. Closing Song

This is also referred to as the Exit Song, Exit Music or Music Upon Exit.

  1. A photo of remembrance.

This might be another favourite photo of the families, if your loved one was married or had children, this photo often will feature the husband, wife or children.

  1. Poem or Prayer of remembrance

Sometimes, families like to include a prayer, a scripture from the bible or a meaningful poem.

  1. Thank You

This section of the funeral order of service is used to say thanks to any family or friends that have offered their support, some examples can look like the following…

“Andrew, Mary, Chris and David would like to thank everyone for all the kind messages of support and sympathy offered to them at this sad time”

Or another option

“Special thanks to those who have supported us in prayer, called, sent flowers & sympathy cards”

Or another option

“The family wish to than friends and Mill St Church for all their support, prayers, cards, flowers and sympathy during this difficult time”

As you would imagine, the thank you can be anything at all, simply an expression of the support you have received at a difficult time

  1. Donations

Around 75% of our funeral order of service designs feature a request for donations. It’s quite common, but it’s entirely your call whether to include this section.

We work with many families who have lost a loved one, after receiving outstanding care within a hospice environment and the families like to encourage their extended family in supporting that hospice.

Some examples of how this request for donations is handled are:

“If anyone would like to donate to ‘organisation name’ in memory of ‘your loved one’ please visit website address.

            It’s a good idea to include the logo of the organisation too, subtly and we take care of sourcing the logo and including any justgiving links and details if you have them.

How to write the centre spreads (page 2&3) of the funeral order of service…..

So, your funeral celebrant will guide you through what information is needed to include in for the service itself.

You can expand on all of these points, add to them, take some away, they are purely a guide.

  1. Entrance Hymn or Music on Entrance
  1. Welcome

Introduction

  1. Opening Prayer
  1. Bible Reading or Poem

See our popular poems for funerals guide

  1. Memories of your loved one
  1. Committal
  1. Prayers of Blessing
  1. Music on Leaving

Music on exit

There are lots of additional details that can be included in the funeral order of service, and I put together this useful guide about how to write a funeral order of service here, there is an accompanying video and you can even download a PDF sheet to refer to as you are planning your order of service.

Because families don’t have a lot of time to plan and create their funeral order of service, it’s important you use a print and design company like us, I will take all the hassle out of creating the funeral order of service.

I’m a firm believer that, your time should not be spent trying to figure out how to use an online design system, instead, simply review my guide, share the information you would like to include, and I’ll return screen proofs within a matter of hours.

You can visit the ordering page here, and compare funeral order of service pricing on this article, you’d be surprised how much prices vary across the UK.

A funeral order of service can take a number of different formats. The most popular being a 4 page format. To visualise this, just take a sheet of A4 printer paper and fold it in half. That’s a 4 page format.

Our orders of service are printed onto heavy silk card, and they are creased and then folded using our machinery. We print both sides of the service sheets in full colour, so if you would like to have photos on both sides or all pages of the funeral order of service they’ll look great.

We also offer a booklet style funeral order of service. The page numbers for these are always in multiples of 4, so a booklet would start at 8pages, then 12 pages, then 16 pages, then 20 pages so on and so on.

The covers are printed with thick silk card, and we print the inner pages on a complimenting silk paper, slightly thinner to work nicely with the thick cover. The spine of the booklet is pre creased to avoid cracking and the booklets are wire stitched, or stapled for durability.

Our booklets are printed in full colour and take slightly longer to design and print than the 4 page versions, so please allow a little longer for production. Just ask when you are ready to order, I’ll guide you re: timescales and getting your order of service delivered in time for your loved ones event.

You can view our full range here of funeral order of service booklets here.

A funeral order of service, funeral hymn sheet or order of service is a guide to be used at your loved one’s funeral, funeral service or cremation. Typically, it’s a printed guide and lays out the running order for the service.

Depending on your requirements, the order of service contains prayers, poems, messages of remembrance and hymns that should be included in the hymn sheet.

The funeral order of service is a memento for the family and friends of the loved on, it’s a moment in time for personal tributes and memories to be shared.

It is traditional for a collection of pictures of the deceased to be included on various pages throughout the order of service.

We can share examples of our funeral order of service designs, we’re created lots of order of service for families all over the UK, and each one of them is different and bespoke.

You don’t need to learn any complicated online template systems to design your funeral order of service, instead we simply collect the information you would like to include, design and share back proofs via email and refine until you are totally happy with the design.

Lots of printers will share templates for their funeral order of service, but you need to have a level of skill to put them together, it can take a lot of time and this might not be suitable for you, so I’d encourage you to look over my pricing, its often much lower than printers who don’t include design.

You don’t really need to use a funeral order of service template, just share your photos and the running order for the service, receive proofs within a few hours and I’ll take all the hassle out the process, creating you something beautiful to act as a memento of the day.

 

You can prepare your own funeral order of service, and even print the document yourself. It’s not unreasonable either, and if you are on a really tight budget its worthwhile looking into printing the funeral order of service yourself.

Did you know, the average cost per 100 copies of funeral order of service is £162 per 100 copies, which in my opinion is rather high. Some suppliers will even charge as much as £220 per 100 copies, so I can understand completely why some people would be thinking about making their own funeral service sheets.

When I started this business, I wanted to offer a very reasonable price point and my price per 100 copies is £63, arguably a better quality product than many of the top suppliers in the UK.

I also offer a highly personalised design service too. What does that actually mean?

Well, most of the suppliers in the UK, put the design burden on YOUR shoulders, so you will have to log into their websites, prepare the artwork for print and spend your evenings and weekends putting your funeral order of service design together!

From experience, this is often at a time when the bereaved, family and friends are under a lot of pressure, and with everything going on with the social situation those pressures are amplified even further.

So, my design service takes that burden away from the client, they simply supply the photos, and running order for the service sheets and a couple hours later receive back screen proofs on email.

They can review the service sheet proofs and suggest changes, which are made by me and then shared back on email for design review.

So, yes you can make your own funeral order of service, but I strongly believe with my service and prices you simply should have to.

Planning your funeral order of service can be a daunting task, but relax, there is no set right and wrong way to put together the funeral order of service wording.

You can request samples on LIVE CHAT, just click on the link at the bottom of the website and I’ll email over some examples of funeral order of service. You can look over the funeral hymn sheets, the orders of service and take inspiration from the ideas.

In the meantime, to give you some ideas this is a very brief guide to the section headings typically used on a funeral order of service:

Wording For the Front Cover of the funeral order of service

 

  1. Remembrance Line

 

  1. The name of your loved one

 

  1. The date of birth and the date of passing.

 

  1. A photo of the loved one

 

  1. The location of the Funeral, Service, Cremation or Wake

 

  1. Consider what theme you would like the order of service to be based around.

So, do you want a particular type of flower, sporting icon, gardening, wildlife, country or place referenced.

Wording for the Inner Pages of the Funeral Order of Service

 

  1. Entrance Hymn or Music on Entrance

 

  1. Welcome

Introduction

 

  1. Opening Prayer

 

  1. Bible Reading or Poem

See our popular poems for funerals guide

 

  1. Memories of your loved one

 

  1. Committal

 

  1. Prayers of Blessing

 

  1. Music on Leaving

Music on exit

 

Wording for the Back Page of the funeral order of service

 

  1. Closing Song

 

  1. A photo of remembrance.

 

  1. Poem or Prayer of remembrance

 

  1. Thank You

 

  1. Donations

For a really comprehensive guide on the wording used in a funeral order of service visit my guide here ‘how to write a funeral order of service’ , I’ve got lots of ideas, even a guide you can download and reference, plus lots of examples to help with inspiration.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, it’s likely you know who Vistaprint are. You might even be thinking of using Vistaprint for your funeral order of service.

Buying your funeral order of service from Vistaprint can be an expensive choice, and because they don’t include design you’ll either have to put together a design using their online design tool, likely meaning you won’t get exactly what you need.

Or, you can use their design services and pay extra on top of the high prices.

Based on the time of checking August 2020, it will cost the following to buy funeral order of service from Vistaprint:

X 100 Copies (Folded Leaflet)

Printed on 250gsm Silk Art Card

£82.06 (That’s only for the printing)

 

If you would like the print delivering in a timely manner (2 working days)

That’ll cost you an extra £9.99

 

And, if you would like them to design the order too

That’ll cost you an extra £24

 

Total cost for 100 funeral order of service from Vistaprint

£116.05

Compare that to my offering.

You get the same high quality 250gsm Card thickness.

You get 1 day faster on the delivery (I’ll deliver via courier in 1 working day)

You get 5 star rated highly personalised design included

No hidden extras

100 Copies for just £63

People often choose Vistaprint or the other big name suppliers, because they are so well known, they spend such a lot of money advertising online and through the television, but all that marketing means you’ll end up paying much more for your printing and design in the long run.

Thankfully, in the UK consumers are not short of suppliers to choose from for their funeral order of service printing and design. However, prices and quality will vary wildly.

Many of the UK suppliers, will ‘top load’ their prices because the product is used for funeral purposes, this is what takes the UK average cost per 100 copies to £162 (see my article where I compare the top UK suppliers) versus our price per 100 at £63, without the ‘top loading’ of profit margin.

I design and print funeral order of service for every single location in the UK, and I’m working with families all over the country on a day to day basis. This is a link to a list of locations in the UK we work with all the time, don’t worry if you don’t see you location there, I will still be able to produce and design your funeral order of service.

Quality & Value

I have over 20 years experience in the print and design trade, and have always been surprised at the huge markup applied to funeral order of service sheets. I don’t sell on price, but I do offer outstanding value for money. 

Tim Thompson Funeral Order Of Service
I personally design every single funeral order of service and take the utmost care with EVERY order. I've been involved in the printing and design trade now for over 20 years, and If you have ANY questions, I'm always happy to answer and assist ( 0800 799 9541) .
Funeral Order Of Service

How does the service work?

We appreciate at this difficult time, you’ve got lots of other things to consider. So, we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure you get the design you need, without the stress typically associated.

You don’t need to learn any complicated template systems or navigate a sea of options, simply place your order and share your requirements.

We’ll design, and proof until you are 100% happy to print.

Get In touch

Do you have questions? Please complete the form below, to request information. Typically, you’ll receive a response within the hour (office hours).

Funeral Order Of Service House,, 3 Caxton Close, Brompton On Swale, DL10 7TT

0800 799 9541

design@funeralorderofservice.co.uk