For most people the final send off of their loved one is very important. Accordingly You need to decide what type of funeral is best.
A Religious Funeral
This will naturally follow the criteria of the religion / faith. For example if your loved one was a devout practising Roman Catholic you may wish his/her body to rest over night in the Catholic Church in front of the tabernacle, with the Requiem Mass following the next day. After this your loved one will be transported to a local burial site or to a crematorium. Sometimes people request the crematorium service to be for family members only (but not always). Rest assured we will work closely with your religious minister to make certain the correct format of your faith is adhered too.
A Non-religious Funeral
Many people have no religious belief. This does not stop the family from still wishing to hold a farewell service of remembrance. To help families a great deal of people use a Civil Celebrant to conduct the remembrance service. The civil celebrant will tailor the requirements of the service to the families wishes. The Civil Celebrant can (if you request it) add little touch of religion, such a hymn or prayer and then keep the rest of the service about your loved ones life, the choice is yours.
In today’s world many people place great importance on protecting the environment that we live in, even to declaring their intent for the their final resting place. For this reason eco friendly burial sites exist. click on the links to visit theses sites.
Burial at Sea
Occasionally, people wish to be buried at sea. There are three burial at sea sites around the English coast:
• off the Needles, Isle of Wight.
• off Tynemouth, North Tyneside.
• between Hastings and Newhaven on the south coast.
Consideration must be given to the potential risk of the deceased being washed up on shore, hence the Marine Management Organisation suggests it is more preferable to scatter cremated ashes at sea. If you are considering a burial at sea we are happy to arrange this for you.
Click on the link below for further information.
Many people state when they die they want their body taken back to their country of birth for burial. As you would expect the laws surrounding this can be challenging. We are more than happy to provide this service for you. Please see our Repatriation page.
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