Burial or Cremation?
Often the first decision to be made when a arranging a funeral concerns the type of service. The decision of cremation or burial may be dictated by religious beliefs or simply reflect the personal wishes of your loved one. Whether you choose a burial or a cremation, we will be there to make all the arrangements on your behalf.
You can choose to scatter, bury or keep your loved one’s ashes, whichever you find most comforting. In fact, you can even do all 3 if you please.
Some things to consider about a cremation:
- The funeral service can be held at the crematorium. Most will have a service room or other appropriate facilities
- The service may also take place in a church or another location before going to the crematorium
- There is often a time limit for the length of the service, although this will vary depending on the crematorium
- You can keep the ashes in an urn, scatter or bury them
- Other options include incorporating a small amount of the ashes into jewellery or keepsakes
Some things to consider about a burial:
- You may already have a family grave or plot. We can arrange for this to be reopened and the headstone removed before burial
- Woodland burials are now available in many areas
- You can hold the funeral service in a local church or in a cemetery chapel. We have a room you can use at our premises for a service if you prefer
- After the burial you will need to consider if you want a memorial headstone, or a new inscription on an existing headstone
- We can also give you advice on choosing a memorial and any local regulations you should know about