Planning Ahead

Plan Ahead

Thinking about your own funeral is never an easy thing to do but planning ahead can be an excellent way to lessen the burden of funeral costs and eliminate added stress for your loved ones when the time comes. We spend a lifetime planning for the precious moments in our lives: weddings, the birth of our children, birthday parties and, of course, our retirement. But there is one event that we tend not to plan for, yet it is guaranteed to happen... our funeral.

Spare your family the burden

If you’ve ever had to arrange a funeral for someone, you’ll know just how much there is to decide and how difficult it can be. By taking some time now, it will protect your family from any unnecessary emotional strain and give them a clear plan of your wishes for the future.

A wise and prudent decision

We are proud to offer our families, pre-paid funeral plans through Ecclesiastical Planning Services, giving you peace of mind that your money is secure and protected against rising funeral costs. All plan monies are held securely in whole of life assurance policies for extra peace of mind.

By securing a funeral plan with Ecclesiastical, this allows you to discuss and record your wishes with one of our funeral directors. It also gives you the opportunity to invest by purchasing our services in advance at today’s price. You can also spread the cost with fixed monthly payments over 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years (payments under 12 months being completely interest free.)

Benefits of a pre-paid funeral plan

Our pre-paid funeral plans enable you to pre-arrange and pre-pay for your funeral. This can help to reduce the emotional worry for your loved ones, allowing you to get on and enjoy life, knowing that the essential arrangements are in place.

  • Make your funeral wishes known and discuss them with your family
  • You can tailor your plan to suit your preferences and include any special wishes
  • Pay the funeral director’s costs in advance
  • Make a contribution towards third party costs, such as doctor’s and minister’s fees
  • Pay by lump-sum or manageable monthly instalments over 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years
  • Ensure your family have access to expert help and advice at a difficult time

We can also offer a pre-arranged funeral plan which simply enables you to discuss and document your wishes with us. However, it should be noted that this service has no financial benefit to the client, as no payment is taken in advance. It simply means that your wishes have been expressed, you, your family or friends have been advised, and all the necessary details are now safely held on file with us.

We are here to help you take care of every detail. If you wish to a discuss a pre-paid or pre-arranged funeral plan, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 028 703 43438. We can arrange to meet at our office in Coleraine or in your own home.