The options and ideas that people have for a funeral constantly change and we aim to make each funeral as individual and personal as the wishes of the deceased and their loved ones.
All aspects of the funeral arrangements will be carefully explained to you at each stage of the process. All of our Funeral Directors have many years’ experience in helping families arrange many different types of funeral and all hold a Diploma in Funeral Directing.
At all times we will be here to guide and support you and your family and will do our best to make your choices happen. Where we can’t we will always try to offer alternatives. On this page you are able to download a PDF version of our Helpful Information booklet which covers many of the areas that have to be considered, such as:
- What to do when death occurs
- Registration of death and Registrars contact details
- Coroner’s procedures
- Funeral costs
- Help with the cost of a funeral
- What needs to be done after the funeral
- Contact details for local Crematorium and Registrars
Kindly find below a list of the basic questions we will be asking in order to create the funeral. From these we will be able to use our experience and expertise to make the funeral as personal and unique as you want it to be. At our first meeting you will not be expected to answer all of these, but we hope this acts as a good starting point in the decision process:
Is the funeral to be a burial or a cremation?
Which Crematorium or Cemetery?
Where would you like the service to be held – Church, Cemetery or Crematorium Chapel?
Do you anticipate many mourners attending?
Do you have a preference for any particular Minister or Officiant to take the funeral service for you?
Religious Service or a Non-Religious Ceremony?
Would you require any limousines for transportation?
Where would you like the cortege to leave from?
Where will you be returning to after the funeral?
Will you be visiting the deceased in the Chapel of Rest to pay your last respects?
Would you like the deceased to be wearing their own clothing or for us to supply a robe or gown?
Are you welcoming flowers to be sent to the funeral or would you prefer donations in lieu for a chosen charity?
We will collect the donations on your behalf and hold the fund open for at least six weeks following the funeral then we will write to you with a list of people who contributed towards the fund.
Would you like us to place any newspaper notices for you To announce the funeral details or personal messages.
Do you have any special or personal music that you would like to use during the service?
Would you like us to print Orders of Service?
If the arrangements are for Cremation, do you have any thoughts about the final resting place of the Cremated Remains?