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Do I enter before or after the coffin?

This depends very much on the family's personal choice. In a church, mourners usually arrive and take their place before the service starts and then stand when the coffin is brought in, which is followed by the close family.

At a crematorium it is more usual to enter after the chief mourners (family and close friends), who immediately follow the coffin. You should leave the front seats for the immediate family. If in any doubt about an Alty's conducted service, please check our funeral schedule.

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