Burial and cremation

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Choosing whether you wish to be buried or cremated may seem like a daunting decision, but there are many beautiful locations that can provide a fitting resting place. We are very happy to discuss them with you in detail.

Burials

If you are considering burial, there are many beautiful cemeteries and churchyards across our region.

We can give you guidance on choosing a burial plot, including location, availability and any local regulations that might affect your choice. If you do decide to purchase or reserve a plot, we can advise you about contacting local authorities, and whether there are neighbouring plots available to reserve. We have found this can be comforting when making decisions with partners or siblings. We can also help you arrange a burial at a an existing family plot,.

More people are also now opting for green funerals, which you can find out more about by talking to our team.

Cremations

If you would like to arrange a cremation, we will talk through all your options with you.

You can choose to have a short service known as a committal at the crematorium itself, or a longer service elsewhere, such as a nearby church. Our funeral team has a good understanding of the local area so will be able to assist you in these important decisions.

When arranging a cremation, you will be asked what you would like to happen with your loved one's cremated remains. This can be a very important, personal decision, so take your time to think it through and discuss it with your family.

Most crematoria will retain your loved one’s remains for a month, giving you time to make your decision. If you are still uncertain after that time, we can store the ashes at your local funeral branch until you are ready for them.  

An option that many people choose is to have their loved one's cremated remains scattered or interred in the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance. This is a special area set aside for the final resting place of cremated remains.

You can also choose to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a special location that holds importance for you. We can provide scatter tubes so the scattering of ashes is made as easy as possible, and we can help make sure that wherever you choose to scatter the ashes, there are no complications such as needing the landowner's permission.