Cell Phone Etiquette at Funerals
Phone Etiquette Funerals - Cairns

Cell Phone Etiquette at Funerals


There is no getting away from the fact that, cell phones have become a vital and essential part of everyday life. We use them for pretty much everything from photography to communication to gaming and more.  There will be a few occasions in life when the use of a cell phone should not be used.

Here at Simply Affordable Funerals, you would be amazed by how many people come to us inquiring about the rules and regulations of having and using a cell phone at a funeral ceremony in Cairns

Some cell phone etiquette suggestions. 

  • Turn your phone completely off during the funeral service. It is a small amount of time in which absolute silence and attention are required. The last thing you want is to ruin a moment with a buzz or a ring from your phone. 


  • Under certain circumstances, the person conducting the funeral may give permission for the service to be filmed on a cell phone. This should be limited to one person, not interfering with the service. 


  • As you move into the funeral reception, it is more acceptable to have your phone back on switched to silent mode. You may need to stay connected to the outside world for things like work or family, make sure to check your phone, by popping away for a few moments.


  • Something you can use your phone outside of the actual funeral service is to take some pictures to mark the occasion. For many people, a funeral is one of the only occasions in which whole families and groups of friends are able to congregate. In these circumstances, it is acceptable to take your phone out to capture some moments of togetherness between the people who have come to pay their respects.


Hopefully, that has given you a better idea of how to handle your cell phone at Cairns funerals. If you find yourself in need of our services, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We treat every inquiry with maximum sensitivity and understanding, as we know that getting in contact with us means that you are going through, or have already gone through, and upsetting time in your life. We hope that we can carry some of that weight for you.