Arranging your loved one's funeral
All information we obtain from you when arranging a funeral will be treated with the strictest confidence and held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Who will make the funeral arrangements?
The person who makes the arrangements must be able to give instructions and make decisions regarding the funeral details. This person will also be responsible for arranging payment for the funeral.
What we can offer
We will take care of practical arrangements, advising you of the options and choices for the funeral and seeing that arrangements are made in accordance with your wishes and those of the person who has died.
We will assist you in the completion of all documentation and make all necessary arrangements with officiating clergy, cemeteries or crematoria, as required. You will receive confirmation of all the arrangements together with a detailed estimate of the costs.
You may make funeral arrangements at your home, our funeral home or another location, such as a Solicitor's office or friend's home.
You will need to make early decisions about:
- Whether it will be a burial or a cremation
- Where the service will take place
(church, cremation chapel, cemetery chapel, graveside, elsewhere)
- We will then liaise with the necessary parties to agree a day, date and time for the service, to meet your requirements.
We will also need to know:
- The full name, address and age of the deceased
- The location where the deceased is resting
- The name and contact details of the doctor of the deceased
- Whether a death certificate has been issued
- Whether the funeral will be a religious or non-religious ceremony, we have experience in arranging funerals across all religions and cultures and in organising humanist services.
- Full details of your wishes regarding the services of a minister will be needed.