It can be a very daunting experience when planning a funeral service.
Please see below some of the things you may need to consider.
Burial or Cremation Service
Minister, Humanist or Civil Celebrant / Service in Church
Obituary Notice in Newspaper
Catering / Return Venue
Cortege Assembly Point
How many Limousines (if any) – each limousine usually seats 7 passengers
Chapel of Rest Visitations
Home Stay prior to Funeral
Type of Coffin / Casket
Order of Service Printing
Music / Hymns / Poems
Memorialisation (headstones, tablets, inscriptions)
Pre-Paid Funeral Plan already in place
Wills / Probate / Executorship
Who to Inform (banks, building societies, work/private pensions, insurance policies, etc)
Registering the Death
Eulogy (who will read this?)
We will always be there to help and guide you through the funeral arrangement process. We will do this together, and we will ensure that we will cater for all of your wishes.
The funeral service can be held either in your own Church or Place of Worship prior to committal at the crematorium or cemetery, or in entirety at the crematorium or cemetery, where facilities are available for this purpose.
We feel it to be advisable, where there is a connection with your local church, for the service to take place there in surroundings and atmosphere with which you will be familiar. However, this is not obligatory, and individual feelings differ widely on the subject.
If you feel that you would prefer the entirety of the service at the crematorium or cemetery, this does not preclude your own Minister/Celebrant form officiating there, and of course, it is desirable that he or she should do so.