Guide for Christian Funerals During COVID-19

Massachusetts Council of Churches, March 24, 2020.

Prompted by COVID-19 health concerns, this ecumenical funeral guide shares logistical details and pastoral considerations for funerals.


sample funeral policy, succinct guidelines for planning and conducting a funeral during COVID-19

Best For

clergy, chaplains, and bereavement committee



Suggested Uses

  • Follow recommended health guidelines for a funeral service during COVID-19 while providing pastoral care for grieving families.
  • Adopt a funeral policy for your congregation by using the sample COVID-19 policy provided.

About the Contributor
Kara Faris

Kara Faris is the Center for Congregation’s director of resource grants and resource consulting, as well as a resource consultant to congregations. 

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