Funeral Preparation

Our role as a family business is using our vast experience to meet the exact requirements of all our customers, providing compassion and care in the arrangements for the bereaved at a time of sadness and grief. This includes offering you our advice in all the options for the funeral and arranging everything in accordance with your wishes, and those of the deceased, within an agreed budget. The main decisions that need to be made are:

Where the funeral will take place -

Funeral services usually take place in the parish church of the deceased, and then proceed to the cemetery or crematorium. Alternatively, a funeral service or mass can be organised to take place in a cemetery or crematorium chapel, with a member of the clergy in attendance, or a civil celebrant for a non-religious service.

What type of funeral is to be arranged:

Evening removal and morning funeral

The majority of funerals consist of the deceased being removed to the church in the evening for a short prayer service, and a mass or service the following
morning, before proceeding to the cemetery or crematorium.

Morning funerals only

Alternatively, some of our clients prefer not to have an evening removal, choosing to arrive at the church immediately prior to the morning service, and then proceed to the cemetery or crematorium afterwards.

Civil / non-denominational

Another option is to have a funeral without references to religion, or a non-denominational service which can include some religious aspects. This type of service is usually conducted by a civil celebrant, and often takes place in a cemetery or crematorium chapel, followed by burial or cremation immediately following the service.

Whether burial or cremation is preferred -

Whether burial or cremation is preferred, we will be able to arrange either choice.
Where viewing will take place, if required -
This can take place at one of our funeral homes, at a hospital, hospice, or nursing home mortuary, or at the deceased, or family members home, or a combination of the above. Wherever you prefer the viewing to take place, we should be able to arrange it.
We will arrange all aspects of the funeral, including:

  • Cremation

  • Burial

  • Preparation of the deceased

  • Church Service

  • Music

  • Floral Tributes

  • Death notices