Arranging a Funeral

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Planning a funeral can be a daunting task, especially when you're coping with the loss of a loved one. To help you navigate this emotional journey, we offer the following guide:

Step 1: Choose the Funeral Type.

Decide on the type of service you desire, whether it's a traditional funeral, cremation, eco-friendly option, religious ceremony, or a non-religious gathering. Take into account your loved one's wishes to honour their memory appropriately.

Step 2: Plan the Service.

Personalise the funeral service with music, readings, eulogies, and any special requests from your loved one. Arrange post-funeral activities, like a reception, and consider incorporating personal touches such as photos or keepsakes. We are here to assist in coordinating all the details, including selecting bearers, arranging floral tributes, handling donations, and creating printed memorials.

Step 3: Arrangements for Your Loved One.

Select a suitable casket or urn, make decisions regarding clothing or gowns, and gather personal items to be placed with the deceased. Coordinate transportation and determine the cortege's starting point, all while taking your preferences and budget into consideration.

Step 4: Inform Family and Friends.

Notify family and friends about the funeral arrangements through newspaper notices, online announcements, personal calls, or messages. Consider creating a memorial website for sharing memories and condolences. We can arrange all announcements on your behalf.

Step 5: Take Care of Yourself.

 Amid this emotionally challenging time, remember to prioritise your own well-being. Seek support from loved ones or professionals as needed, understanding that grief is a natural and unique process for everyone.

Religious or Non-Religious Funerals: In today's world, funerals can be uniquely tailored to reflect the wishes and beliefs of the deceased. You have the freedom to choose a religious, non-religious, or custom-designed service. Crematoriums and cemetery chapels are available for all, while churches may cater to specific denominations. We will match you with the right officiant or celebrant to meet your preferences and create a service that fully satisfies your needs.

Funeral Costs: Funeral expenses can vary based on your choices. We will provide a detailed estimate of the costs, including disbursements for cemetery or crematorium services, officiant fees, church-related expenses, doctor's fees, newspaper notices, flowers, and more. Our funeral service encompasses various essential elements, and you will receive an itemized estimate and invoice.

Payment: A full written estimate will be provided to the person making the funeral arrangements at the time of making the arrangements. This will show our charges and details of the disbursements (fees paid on your behalf). After confirming the arrangements, all estimates agreed and accepted must be paid in full before any professional services are undertaken. Any additions or extras will be finalised after the funeral.

The funeral invoice can be paid by cash, cheque, card payment or bank transfer.

Help with Funeral: Costs If you have concerns about covering funeral expenses, the Social Fund, a department of the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP), may provide assistance. You may qualify for help if you are responsible for the funeral and meet specific criteria related to income and benefits.

Visiting the Chapel: Once all necessary preparations are complete, you are welcome to visit your loved one. Please make an appointment, during office hours.

We understand the challenges of organizing a funeral, and our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way. Do not hesitate to ask for help as you plan a service that honours your loved one's memory.

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