If you choose a service in the crematorium chapel, it is usual for the coffin to be transferred from the hearse to the catafalque, where it rests in view of the mourners throughout the service. Mourners can either follow the coffin into the chapel or take their seats beforehand, ready for the service to begin.
At the point of committal in the service, the coffin can be lowered out of view or it can remain in situ until all mourners have said their farewells and left the chapel. Alternatively curtains can be closed around the coffin at the point of committal. At the end of the service the mourners leave the chapel by the side exit door which leads into a covered floral display area where any floral tributes can be viewed.