Arranging a funeral

A funeral is the last chance most of us get to say goodbye to a loved one and will be a very emotional time. It is of paramount importance that the arrangements are carefully considered as they can only be carried out once.

Most funerals are either Burials or Cremations.

The majority of funeral arrangements are made around what is termed a ‘traditional’ funeral.

This is where the funeral procession, normally a hearse which carries the coffin and a limousine which transports the relatives, arrives at the home of the deceased. The relatives are collected and the procession moves on to a local church for the main part of the funeral service and then on to a cemetery or crematorium for the committal service.

After the committal the relatives are returned to the deceased’s home or another local address where refreshments are served to the mourners. Alternatively the whole funeral service can take place in the crematorium chapel or cemetery chapel, if available, followed by the committal at the grave.

A simplified version of the above arrangements, where the hearse travels directly to the crematorium or cemetery and meets the relatives there, is also available. Naturally the relatives provide their own transport to and from the crematorium or cemetery. As most people have cars this is no longer the problem that it once was.

Unfortunately there are too many variations on the ‘traditional’ or ‘simple’ funeral to list here on our website.

All our staff will be pleased to discuss any of your requirements and offer advice accordingly.

Within reason and the existing law of the land, most requests can be catered for and arrangements made. There is no set pattern which has to be followed. The arrangements can be tailored to suit the family arranging the funeral.

We are here to help by offering advice and experienced staff.