Arranging The Funeral
We operate a 24-hours a day, 365 days a year personal service. If the deceased died at home, a hospice or nursing home, they will be conveyed into our care at our private chapel of rest.
At a time to suit you, the funeral director will either see you in your home, or at our funeral home to
discuss all of the options available in order to fulfil your personal needs and requirements for the funeral arrangements.
We will take care, on your behalf all of the necessary paperwork, liaise with doctors, hospitals, ministers & caterers etc.
A hearse is provided to convey the deceased to the funeral as a part of our service, however chauffeur driven limousines which can carry seven passengers are available if required. Alternative vehicles can also be provided, upon discussion with the Funeral Director, such as a horse drawn or motorcycle hearse. The cortege can be a route of your choice or drive past a particular building, for example a previous home address or place of work.
Staff and Pall Bearers
Chapel of Rest
Family members often request to see their loved one and pay their last respects in private. Viewing in our chapels of rest is via appointment and you are welcome to spend as much time as you need.
We are able to assist with any floral tributes, our in house florist will be able to assist in any requests you may have.
Flowers may be sent to our funeral home on the day of the funeral to accompany the hearse. Afterwards at your request, suitable flowers can be taken to a local nursing home, residential home or family grave.
Please click our Flower Brochure for more information.
Sometimes in lieu of flowers, families choose to donate money to a selected charitable organisation. We will collect, if requested, donations for the charity of your choice and can either forward them on your behalf or return them to yourself.
We are able to print personalised order of service sheets, pew cards and other printing requirements upon request.
We can arrange , catering at various venues who are experienced in providing funeral buffets:
- Outside catering to host the funeral buffet at your home or in a church hall/village hall, etc.
- Local restaurants or venues to accommodate large or small gatherings, supplying hot meals or buffet
We can arrange music to be played or other media such as slideshows or photographs in to be shown in Church or at the Crematorium.
At the time of making funeral arrangements, it is not easy to realise the emotional benefit which can be gained by having somewhere to go, a place that you and your family can go back to, allowing you to pay your respects to your loved one.
It has been acknowledged that this can help with the healing process after the funeral.
The Funeral Director will help in arranging an interment, scattering or other request (such as Ashes into Glass jewellery, either as soon as possible, or after a period of consideration.
We can provide an urn or casket for interment in a cemetery, churchyard or Crematorium Garden.
Please click here for Urns/Caskets.
A memorial stone is not just a marker that is erected over a grave, it is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a way of paying tribute to a life now ended.
We can arrange for new headstones and crematorium memorials. Existing memorials can be cleaned and additional inscriptions in the same style can be added.
Please click here for more information.
If there is a special requirement or desire which will not compromise the dignity of the deceased or occasion, please ask.
- For example Bagpiper or solo singer/musician.
- Dove or balloon release.
- Jewellery containing cremated remains or featuring a loved one’s fingerprint.