Burial or cremation

The choice between burial and cremation is a very personal one and may be influenced by many factors, such as family tradition, religion or the wishes of the person who has died.

 

Burial

The most common form of burial is in a churchyard or cemetery. Subject to local regulations and availability, you normally have the choice between using a new or existing grave.

 

Existing graves

If a grave is already in existence we will need the deeds of the grave or some documents relating to the grave, which may be in your possession. We will help you if you do not have the deeds. We will need to check that there is space for further burials.

 

New graves

When purchasing a new grave, some authorities may allow you to reserve or purchase grave space next to the one to be used.

 

Burial fees

There may be fees for: Purchasing a new grave. Opening or reopening the grave. Removal & replacement of existing memorials. We will advise you on the local charges accordingly.

 

Alternative burials

There are alternatives to burial in a churchyard or cemetery, such as burial in a vault, burial at sea and woodland burials.

 

Cremation

Full service or shorter committal service? Most crematoria incorporate a service room. However you may wish to hold a service in church or another location before the service at the crematorium. Whatever you decide we can take care of the necessary arrangements for you.

 

Repatriation

If the funeral is to take place abroad, we can make all the necessary arrangements for you.