Orders of service
Families sometimes feel that a printed order of service is helpful and provides a lasting memory of the funeral service.
We are happy to organise these if required.
If you wish to provide hospitality to the mourners, we can recommend catering services to provide the refreshments.
We can provide name cards which can be completed by mourners to record their presence at the funeral service or supply a condolence book for mourners to record their memories of your loved one in to give you a lasting memorial
Flowers are traditionally the most silent but visible token of your emotion and respect. We are happy to arrange suitable flowers for you or arrange for a local florist to contact you to discuss your requirements.
If donations to charity are requested in lieu of flowers, we subscribe to the ‘Much-Loved’ charity giving website. A page in memory of your loved one will be set-up and on-line donations may be made via this. The Much-Loved tribute service is quick and simple to use, it provides you with the very best way to record and share your memories and stories. You can add pictures, music and video, as well as light virtual candles to help you create a truly special and unique tribute site. We are also happy to accept cash donations on the day of the funeral, but no longer are willing to handle cheques on behalf of charities, due to the high levels of cheque fraud we have experienced.
It is customary to place an announcement in the local or national newspaper. This serves two useful objectives, To make sure that anyone wishing to attend the funeral is able to, by informing relatives and friends of the appointed time and place. And secondly to reduce the chance of an embarrassing encounter with an uninformed friend or neighbour.
Repatriation of a person who has died
Sometimes it is the wish of the deceased to be taken back to their country or place of origin, this is usually possible and we can advise you of the costs involved and the necessary documentation required.
Alternatively, cremated remains can be sent to most parts of the World at a lesser cost.