Burial or Cremation?
Your next consideration focuses on choosing between burial or cremation. Usually, people are clear on this point. In fact, your loved one may have told you, or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for. But it can be a difficult decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that’s the case, please know we’re able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you.
If you have chosen burial in a churchyard or cemetery, you can choose between using an existing grave or purchasing a new grave. If there is an existing grave you would like to use, any deeds or documentation relating to the grave will be needed for the burial to take place. The funeral service may take place in your own home, Church or our funeral home with a short committal service at the Cemetery. Some churches have set fees for burials in their churchyards of which we can advise you. Cemetery costs are governed by the local authority which may change on an annual basis.
If cremation is your choice, we can assist in making sure all the necessary statutory requirements are fulfilled. We will organise the independent medical doctors to confirm cause of death and any additional paperwork. The funeral service may take place in your own home, Church or our funeral home with a short committal service at the Crematorium. Alternatively, the entire service may be conducted in the Crematorium Church. Crematoria costs are governed by the local authority which may change on an annual basis.
You will also need to decide whether the ashes will be retained, scattered or buried. Scattering can be in a garden of remembrance or at a favourite spot. Burial in a family or new grave requires permission and a suitable memorial can be erected. We have a range of quality memorials available.