A funeral is used to mark the end of a person's life here on earth. It is the opportunity for family and friends to come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived, which has now completed its journey in this world and commend the person into God's keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.
Whilst you may contact the vicar, it may be best if you contact your funeral director in the first instance, who acting on your behalf, will make all the arrangements, including talking to the vicar.
For more information, visit the Church of England Funeral website