Clergy and other funeral-taking colleagues. Given the increasing popularity of having a private committal first followed by a memorial service I wondered if you are in the habit of doing anything extra to lengthen the committal part.
There is not much fixed content to a committal but it seems rather harsh to walk in, say the prayers and see the coffin disappear; it is all over in three minutes, notwithstanding that there is a 45 minute service to follow at a different venue.
What do you do? Extra silence? Words of explanation? Further prayers?