The promotional website for the Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan could easily be mistaken for that of a funeral home. This church stresses to parishioners the need to not only plan their funeral, but to also make financial provisions for their eventual funeral expense. The website points out that funeral costs are rising, and funding a preneed contract will enable the parishioner to fix the funeral director’s charges and ease the financial burden to their family. And to ease their own emotional burden, parishioners can “plan their funeral in as much or as little detail as they like”.
Like other churches in England, the Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Program administers the parishioners’ funds until they are needed to pay the funeral director. The inference given is that the church and the fund will be there even if the funeral home has been closed.