Our Services

You should contact us as soon as possible after the death of your loved one, even before obtaining the Medical Certificate.

We will meet with  you to make all  necessary arrangements for the service. 

 

Cremation

 

The forms which need to be completed for a cremation are:

  • Application for cremation form signed by the next of kin or executor
  • Two Cremation Certificates, the first signed by the deceased's usual medical attendant and the second by an independent doctor from another surgery/ hospital department
  • We order and collect these forms on your behalf when we collect the deceased from hospital or, if the death has occurred at home/care home we organise the doctors to complete them at our premises
  • There is a fee of £164 for these forms  unless the death is referred to the coroner and a post mortem is carried out in which case the coroner will issue the paperwork (Form 6) straight to us and there is no fee for it
  • Certificate for Burial or Cremation issued by the Registrar (not required if the coroner has issued a Form 6)

 

Burial

  • Certificate for Burial or Cremation issued by the Registrar (not required if the coroner has issued a Burial Order)
  • An interment form for the chosen cemetery which we will complete on your behalf

 

If  you prefer a burial service this will usually follow a service in church or chapel.

Occasionally families request a graveside service only.

We can also arrange woodland or natural burials.

 

The Funeral Service

 

Whether you require a Church of England, Methodist or Catholic service we will contact the minister of your chosen church/chapel to make arrangements for their minister to meet with you to discuss the type of service you would like.

You may chose to have a service in a church or chapel followed by a short committal service at the crematorium or you may wish to have all the service at the crematorium.

 

Sometimes families prefer to have the committal service at the crematorium first followed by a Memorial Service in Church/Chapel.

 

If you would prefer a non-religious ceremony we can organise a Civil or Humanist Celebrant to officiate at the crematorium.

Ashes can be scattered in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium or buried in a churchyard or cemetery.

You may choose to scatter them in the deceased's favourite spot or keep them at home in an urn. We can arrange this for you.

 

In the case of a burial service, if a cemetery burial plot has already been purchased, you should have received a burial deed issued by the cemetery clerk.

We can purchase new plots on your behalf if they have not already been purchased.

Most burial grounds locally are cemeteries, but there are some churchyards in use.

We will liaise with the vicar/churchwarden with regards to churchyard burial plots.

 

Music, Poems and Readings

 

You may chose hymns, a favourite piece of music or a mixture of both and include a poem or reading if you wish.  

 

Order of Service

 

We print Order of Service sheets in house and you can choose to have a photograph of your loved one on the cover or a cross instead.

We are more than happy to discuss your own ideas.

We also print attendance cards which are given out at the service for mourners to write their names and a message to the family if they wish.

 

Flowers And  Donations

 

Many people choose to have floral tributes from close family only and ask for donations to a chosen charity instead.

We forward on the donations to the charity on your behalf around two weeks after the service. You will then receive a letter of acknowledgement/thanks from them. Some families prefer just floral tributes and no donations.

We will always advise you what time we need the flowers delivered to our Chapel of Rest so you can tell the florist when you arrange them.You may wish that we bring the flowers back after the crematorium service and place them on a family grave or take them to the local Church/Chapel

 

Coffins

 

Whether you chose a traditional oak coffin, willow or one printed with a favourite scene we can arrange it.

 

Transport to the Service

 

You can either travel to the service in your own vehicle or we can arrange a limousine car to collect you.

A hearse is what the majority of families choose for transporting their loved one to the service but  there are many other modes of transport we can arrange including a horse drawn  hearse or motorcycle hearse.

 

Flowers

 

We can either arrange flowers on your behalf or recommend a florist to you.

 

Memorials

 

We can arrange memorials or recommend a stonemason for you to contact directly.

 

Newspaper notices 

 

We can arrange for an announcement to be placed in your local newspapers or in the national press to notify people the details of the service.

 

Chapel of Rest Visits

 

Our private, modern, purpose built Chapel of Rest provides a peaceful place for your last goodbyes to a loved one.

Visits to the Chapel of Rest are by appointment.

We realise that it is often difficult for family members to arrange time off  from work, even at times of a bereavement so, as we live just opposite the Chapel of Rest, we offer appointments in the early evening and usually a Saturday morning for you to visit if work commitments prevent you from visiting in normal working hours.

There is no extra charge for this.

We have ample off street parking and you are welcome to take as long as you need.

 

 

Funerals We Offer

 

Our Classic Funeral includes:

 

Collecting the deceased from local hospital or home and bringing them back to our

Chapel of Rest.

 

Making all the necessary arrangements with you.

Liaising with doctors, minister, civil celebrant, crematorium or cemetery staff.

Care and preparation of the deceased.

Attendance at the funeral, hearse, limousine (if required) and bearers.

 

Oak veneered, willow or printed coffin.

 

Payment of third party fees on your behalf.              

 

 

Our Simple Funeral includes:

 

Collecting the deceased from local hospital or home and bringing them back to our

Chapel of Rest.

 

Making all the necessary arrangements with you.

Liaising with doctors, minister, civil celebrant, crematorium or cemetery staff.

Care and preparation of the deceased.

Attendance at the funeral, hearse and bearers.

 

Simple wood coffin, fittings and shroud.

 

No limousine car or out of hours visits to our Chapel of Rest to view the deceased.

 

Payment of third party fees on your behalf.

 

Our Direct to Crematorium includes:

 

 

Collecting the deceased from local hospital or home and bringing them back to our

Chapel of Rest.

No visits to our Chapel of Rest to view the deceased.

 

Making all the necessary arrangements with you.

Liaising with doctors and crematorium staff.

Care and preparation of the deceased.

Simple coffin, fittings and shroud.

Deceased taken  to the local crematorium with no funeral service or family in attendance.

Hearse and bearers.

 

Payment of third party fees on your behalf.

 

We understand that when a person dies it often takes time to sort finances for the funeral payment, especially in the case of an unexpected death.

For this reason, only in exceptional circumstances do we ask for any payment before the funeral service, this includes third party fees paid on your behalf. 

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