Benedict Funeral Directors are ideally suited to provide undertaker services for residents of Hitchin and the surrounding area.
Being a family run Undertakers brings certain advantages with it, namely you are assured of our personal touch; total respect, honesty and compassion. Part of that respect is to let you know your options; funerals are one off events and they can be relatively simple or very extravagant.
Our promise to you is one of honesty. We will tell you the truth about what your options are. Be assured no matter what you choose, be it simple or extravagant, our respect to you and your loved one will not change, it’s what makes us who we are.
Arranging a Funeral in Hitchin
Hitchin is a market town of 33,000 residents and is well served for places of worship and memorials. Our funeral homes in Arlesey and Houghton Regis are also only a few minutes drive from Hitchin.
Hitchin Crematorium Options
Hitchin is usually served by one of two Crematoriums:
- Stevenage Crematorium, or to give it it’s correct name Harwood Park Crematorium, which is located just outside Stevenage on the Watton Road and rests in its own beautifully landscaped gardens.
- Luton Crematorium; known as Vale Cemetery & Crematorium. The address is Vale Cemetery & Crematorium, The Vale, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8DD.
Whilst Luton Crematorium is older than the Stevenage Crematorium, it is beautifully maintained and presented. The distance from Hitchin to either Crematorium is negligible, with both crematoriums being within easy reach.
Benedict Funeral Directors also uses Bedford Crematorium, located at 104 Norse Road, Bedford, MK41 0RL; for families requiring a slightly larger facility than Stevenage and Luton.
Hitchin Burial and Other Options
Of course cremation is not the only option; there are different cemeteries available for burial, (as opposed to being cremated). Benedict funeral Directors are more than happy to discuss this with you.
Hitchin offers burials at St. John’s Road Cemetery, St. Johns Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9JP. Burials of all faiths are welcome at this cemetery, as well as ashes interments. The cemetery has its own small chapel, which holds up to about 50 mourners .
Wilbury Hills Cemetery in Letchworth is also conveniently located for Hitchin and is very close to Benedict Funeral Directors funeral home in Arlesey. This cemetery is described by North Herts District Council as their flagship cemetery and has won a Green Apple Award for environmental best practice. It offers a small non denominational chapel, plenty of car parking and different types of burial options, ranging from woodland burials to niche interments. Separate areas are also available for different religions.
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