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Funeral Notices

What is a Funeral Notice?

A Funeral Notice is also commonly known as a Death Announcement, Obituary or Intimation. It is intended to announce a person’s death, and provides friends and family with details such as name, age and date of death, as well as the date, time and location of the funeral.


A Funeral Notice is traditionally printed in a local newspaper, but in recent years it has become increasingly popular for people to announce online that a loved one has died. Here at funeral-notices.co.uk, you not only have the space to announce and share the details of a person’s passing and funeral, but we keep your Funeral Notice online forever so that you can come back again and again to leave tributes, candles and memories whenever you want.

Do you have to put a Funeral Notice in the paper?

There are no legal requirements for you to put a Funeral Notice in the newspaper, traditionally it was always done that way because it was the simplest way of making sure as many people saw the notice as possible in your local area.


However, in this modern age in which information is always instantly available through social media, publishing a Funeral Notice online gives you a much easier way of sharing through all your social media channels and making sure it reaches all the right people.


For maximum coverage around your local area you might still want to place a Funeral Notice that goes both in print and online. Our simple packages are all set up ready to let you choose whether to put your notice in both print and online, or just online.

What do you write in a Funeral Notice?

Typically a Funeral Notice will start with the full name of the deceased, the date of death, and the age at which they died, plus occasionally the location where they passed (i.e. Hospital, Hospice, etc.) and how they passed, although this last part is very much personal preference.


The notice will usually go on to say who they have left behind with words such as ‘loving husband of…’ or ‘will be much missed by…’, before going into the specifics of the funeral details. These details will include time, date and location of the service, whether it is a burial or cremation, plus extra details such as what clothing is requested, or do you prefer flowers or donations. Often the notice will finish with the details of the funeral director in case the readers have any enquiries.

How do I find a Funeral Notice?

Funeral-Notices.co.uk is the number one site across the UK for Funeral Notices, providing access to over 4.7 million notices on any device, at any time. Our handy search tool allows you to search by name, location, newspaper, date or even keyword, making it easier than ever to find the notice you’re looking for.


Funeral-Notices.co.uk even allows you to set up an alert based on surname or location. Once an alert is set up, you will receive a custom alert email with a link to any new notices that match the criteria you have selected. For more information, visit https://funeral-notices.co.uk/help/your-alerts


By clicking 'Notify Me' on a chosen notice, we will send an email to your registered account when this notice has been either amended (updated/change of funeral arrangements) or if any new content is added to that notice such as tributes, candles, or photos.