Who would be looking after us / our family?
We will make an appointment to come and see you, this can be either at your home or where ever you feel comfortable, to discuss the funeral arrangements, there is no charge for this.
We will help you decide what type of funeral you want for your loved one and will show you a range of coffins, and talk about transport, type of service, flowers, press notices and then make arrangements on your behalf with the cemetery/crematorium.
When will get a time for the funeral we will call you so you can start to let family and friends know. You are very welcome to pop in and see us at any time, if you would like to look around our premises, please let us know. We appreciate that It’s comforting knowing where your loved one is.
We will look after your loved one while they are in our care. If you would like to help prepare your loved one then please let us know. We do not insist on embalming, this is a purely personal decision and we are happy to talk you about this. You are very welcome to visit your loved one at any time in our private chapel of rest.
What types of coffin do you offer?
We offer a wide variety of coffins; wood, cardboard, 100% recycled newspaper, wicker, willow, please see our coffin section for more information. Our eco coffins are manufactured by a fair trade organisation and we strive to be as ‘green’ as possible. If you have something particular in mind please let us know we are sure we can find it or have it designed for you. Or if you prefer you can supply your own coffin.
Cremation or burial – what are the options?
It is a completely personal choice either to be cremated or buried. We can advise you on the local crematoriums and arrange for you to visit and talk you through the differences between a natural burial site or a mainstream cemetery.
What types of transport do you offer?
There are a number of transport options available. Most people opt for a traditional hearse and limousine, but we also offer a something a little different such as Motorcycle hearse, VW camper Van, or a Flat bed lorry for more information please see our transport section. If you want to use your own transport then please come and have a chat to us.
Can our family and friends carry the coffin?
Yes, if you would like family and friends to carry the coffin then please let us know, we are happy to talk you through this.
What type of funeral ceremony could we have?
The type of service you have is entirely down to personal choice and beliefs. We can arrange any type of ceremony, both religious or non religious.
We have selected a small team of ministers/celebrants/humanists to work with us they will arrange to come and meet you and your family, they will write a personal tribute and make sure they capture the personality of your loved one. For more information on the services they provide please see ‘A few words’.
You may have something in mind or you may wish to talk through the options, we are very happy to support you in your decision.
The ceremony should fit the personality of your loved one, you can have readings, poems, anecdotes, you can choose a variety of music, you can follow a theme or a hobby such as fishing, you may ask a everyone attending to wear a certain colour, or football shirt, nothing is too bizarre, we want you to celebrate the life, loves and passions of your loved one, whatever you decide we will endeavour to create the perfect send off.