Funerals

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Arranging a funeral

Navigating unfamiliar territory can be overwhelming, but rest assured, we're here to offer unwavering support and guidance every step of the way.

We'll walk you through the details, present all available options, and collaborate with you to orchestrate a funeral that honors the unique essence of your family.

Whether your preference leans towards a modest affair or a more elaborate ceremony, we'll tailor our services to suit your needs.

The designated arranger must have the authorization of the family and possess the ability to make decisions and provide instructions, as they will be responsible for coordinating payments.

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We offer flexibility in arranging meetings; whether it's at our funeral homes, your residence, or a location of your choosing, such as a solicitor's office or a friend's home.
Here are some key decisions to contemplate:

  • Burial, cremation, or repatriation
  • Selection of coffin, casket, and urn
  • Attire for the deceased
  • Location for the deceased prior to the funeral
  • Venue for the funeral service
  • Preference for religious or secular ceremony
  • Designation of Officiants and Speakers
  • Consideration of floral tributes or donations to charity
  • Compilation of guest list
  • Notification of the passing to relevant parties - sharing on-line memorial page and inclusion of newspaper notices
  • Consideration of financial Implications
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Arranging a funeral is a profound opportunity to commemorate the life of a cherished individual.

Our compassionate and expert team stands ready to support and advise you every step of the way.

We're here to listen, address your concerns, and accommodate your wishes in any way possible.
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What is a Direct Cremation?

It is an unattended cremation. An unattended cremation means that someone who has died is taken from their place of death, cremated without any funeral service and with no mourners in attendance at a time and place anywhere in the UK. The ashes can be returned to their next of kin, if requested.

You may have seen advertisements for ‘no-fuss’ direct cremation packages by national firms where the body of the person who has died is collected and cremated at a central facility.

Whilst this marketing of direct cremation as a service is relatively new, local funeral directors have been arranging unattended funeral services for generations and offer them alongside attended funerals where family and friends are involved in the funeral service and with the benefit of being able to care for the person that has died locally and be flexible in the arrangements to support the needs of the bereaved family.

Funeral directors care for bereaved people every single day and they understand that following the wishes of a loved one is important, even if that means respecting their wish for no funeral service to take place. But they also know that this can lead to some difficult choices, because it might be important for those closest to the person that has died to be able to say goodbye and mourn their loss too.

Not sure which option to go for?

We are here to listen, address your concerns, and accommodate your wishes in any way possible.

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