We can help to make funeral arrangements to suit your needs, whether it is for a loved one or you want to plan ahead for your own funeral.
Most people choose to entrust the planning of a funeral to a professional Funeral Director. They do so partly for reasons of convenience at what is generally a stressful time, but also to ensure that the remains of the deceased are disposed of with dignity and propriety. Funeral Directors are here to help you and keep your costs down to a minimum. Please fill in the contact form to receive information and prices on the occasion.
In the United Kingdom today there are over 620,000 registered deaths every year. Of these deaths, over 60% are cremated, with the remainder being buried in churchyards and municipal or private cemeteries or repatriated home to another Country.
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A funeral director, also known as a mortician or undertaker, is a professional involved in the business of funeral rites. These tasks often entail the embalming and burial or cremation of the dead, as well as the planning and arrangement of the actual funeral ceremony. Funeral directors may at times be asked to perform tasks such as dressing (in garments usually suitable for daily wear), casketing (placing the human body in the coffin), and cossetting (applying any sort of cosmetic or substance to the viewable areas of the corpse for the purpose of enhancing its appearance). A funeral director may work at a funeral home or be an independent employee.
The role of a funeral director is a broad service encompassing practical organisation, support and guidance to the family and liaison with a wide range of other organisations and services to ensure the funeral is properly arranged.
After discussing your requirements, as specialists we can arrange the funeral you want, taking on the responsibility for organising every aspect of the event and delivering it to the highest professional standards. It is our job and role to make sure everything runs smoothly for your day. Fill in the forms on this page and we can provide your funeral costs into a quote format for you.
A humanist funeral service is a personal alternative to a religious or faith based funeral ceremony. The humanist funerals ceremony is brought together and conducted by a humanist funeral officer or celebrant who works with family and friends to create a truly meaningful and personal funeral ceremony.
A humanist funeral can be held anywhere, both indoors and outside, and is followed by the Committal at a crematorium or burial site. We have held funeral services at crematoriums, cemeteries, woodland burial grounds and other burial grounds.
Every humanist funeral is different and personal. However, it is likely that the funerals ceremony will include music, readings, funeral poems and songs, hymns, family member doing a reading and moment of silence for a private prayer.
Please feel free to get in touch with us via our enquiry form if you are interested in this type of service. We would be happy to discuss the options in more detail with you.
There are many factors that come into play when selecting a cremation urn for ashes. The important thing is not to rush into any decisions. This is one of the last acts of love you can perform for your loved one, and the urn that holds the last physical earthly elements is really a very sacred vessel. If you are having a difficult time deciding on the perfect urn, it might be wise to have other family members or even a friend join in on the decision.
When selecting an urn, most people try to find a style that reminds them of the deceased. Maybe it’s the style or maybe the person admired certain materials in their taste for art. You should also consider your budget when selecting a cremation urn for ashes. No one wants you to over-extend your financial means when making your selection. We offer many styles of cremation urns for ashes at many different price points, so that you can get an urn that is meaningful without breaking the bank.
Personal items such as rings, wallets, letters, cards, photos and more can be added to the contents of the urn. We believe there is no wrong or right way to participate when it comes to cremation. Many people choose cremation because of all of the freedoms that go along with the process. We believe that whatever make you feel good is the right thing to do when it comes the memorializing your loved one.
How the urn opens and closes depends on the style and material of cremation urn. Some open and close with a threaded lid; this is more common in metal urns, like brass and copper. Wooden urns usually have a panel on the bottom that is fastened with screws. Some urns have a bung hole with a plastic plug. Some of our marble urns have a threaded bung hole. Ceramic urns for ashes may have a friction fitting lid that can be sealed with a bit of silicone sealant or a plug in the bottom. One key feature to a scattering urn is that it can be opened and closed with ease. Scattering urns are designed to easily disperse the ashes back into nature, so they are designed to be easily and thoroughly emptied. For added protection or just a permanent closure you can add some crazy glue or some clear silicone to the opening of the cremation urn.
Funeral homes arrange services in accordance with the wishes of surviving friends and family, whether immediate next of kin or an executor so named in a legal will. The funeral home takes care of the necessary paperwork, permits, and other details, such as making arrangements with the cemetery, and providing obituaries to the news media. In recent years many funeral homes have started posting obituaries online and use materials submitted by families to create memorial websites.
There are a few common types of services in North America. A traditional funeral service consists of a viewing (sometimes referred to as a visitation), a funeral service in a place of worship or the funeral home chapel and a graveside committal service. Direct cremation consists of the funeral home receiving the corpse, preparing it for the crematory and filing the necessary legal paperwork. Direct / immediate burial is the forgoing of a funeral ceremony for a prompt, simple burial. Moving a corpse between mortuaries involves preparing it for shipment in a coffin strapped into an arbitrary or a combination unit (mac pac / airtray). This is common when it is to be buried in a different locality than where the person died.
When a corpse is brought to a funeral home, it is sometimes embalmed to delay decomposition or to make the viewing of the body more pleasant. The procedure typically involves removing sufficient blood material to accommodate the preservative chemicals and dyes, aspirating the internal organs and setting the facial features. Cosmetics are used with the consent of the family to improve the appearance of face and hands for a more natural look. If the face or hands are disfigured by accident, illness or decomposition, the embalmer may utilize restorative techniques to make them presentable for an "open casket" service. If this isn't possible, or the family wishes, the funeral home can perform a "closed casket" service.
The funeral home often sets aside one or more large areas for people to gather at a visitation. This area may contain a space to display the body in a casket to visitors who may pay their respects. Funeral and memorial services may also take place at the funeral home. Many funeral homes offer prearrangement options for those who wish to plan their own funerals.
Please fill in our contact form if you would like to speak to our staff about our services as funeral directors and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Our experts have provided advice for many different clients so we can tailor our service to exactly what you need. Don't hesitate to ask us any questions if you are unsure about the process and we will do our best to offer some helpful answers. Simply let us know what you need so we will be able to suit your requirements as best as we can.