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Arranging a funeral

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    Choose the type of funeral

    The first step for arranging a funeral involves meeting with our funeral directors. We will organise a time to meet with you, either at your home or at our funeral home. Alternatively, we can discuss arrangements over the telephone. The arranger will talk through all the different options available to you and answer any questions you may have. Firstly we’ll discuss the location of the funeral and what type of funeral you would like.


    Depending on the location of the burial taking place, there will be different factors to take into consideration. Whether you already have a family burial plot in a cemetery to re-open or you would like to purchase a new one, we can assist you throughout this process and speak to the authority on your behalf. Please note, if there is a current headstone connected to a family plot, this may need to be removed temporarily for the re-open to take place.

    Find out more about our burial services


    Each crematorium will vary, with regards to their own rules and procedures. They will also differ on how many mourners their chapels will hold. Some crematoria have outside speakers or screens for larger attended funerals. Recorded music can be played which we would source for you.  A webcast of the service can also be provided for those family and friends who cannot attend the funeral.

    Find out more about our cremation services

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    If you would like it to be religious or non religious service


    As funeral directors, we can help arrange a service that suits yours and your loved one’s religious views. When arranging a Church service, individual factors, such as the number of mourners that can attend and the option of a live stream for those who are unable to attend, are dependent on the church you choose to hold the service in. However, we will confirm all the finer details with the minister at the time of booking and you will be notified as soon as possible.

    Non Religious

    For those who are wanting a non-religious service, we can arrange for our trusted celebrant to plan a fitting and personal service with you for your loved one prior to the funeral taking place. The celebrant will discuss your personal preferences for the service, from family tributes, poems, reflection music and readings, to make sure the service tailored to your needs.

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    Choose the type of coffin

    Whether you prefer simple, traditional or a natural looking coffin. Choose from our coffin brochure below, alternatively, our Gilesgate branch has a specialised showroom to help with the selection process. If you are thinking about something more personalised or extravagant, please ask our team for more details.

    Explore our range of coffins

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    Choose the funeral cars

    We have a fleet of Jaguar XJ silver hearse and three limousines. Our limousines will seat x6 mourners, privacy screens are fitted for your safety, face coverings are advised but not compulsory. Our Rolls Royce Ghost can be hired, with space for x4 mourners. Our Rolls Royce Spirit Hearse has been restored and can also be hired for funerals.

    Explore our range of funeral cars

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    Choose the floral tributes

    We work alongside our local florists to make sure we provide the best quality floral tributes. Our brochure provides you with a range of tributes, however, if you have something else in mind, our team will be able to discuss this with you to make sure your wishes are met.

    • Stay Floral Tributes
    • Wreath Trubiutes
    • Personalised Tributes
    • Bespoke Tributes

    Download our floral tributes brochure to see our range of flowers or download floral tributes price list.

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    Choose the stationery

    Funeral and remembrance stationery is a special and unique way of personalising a funeral and also provides an opportunity to remember the person who has passed away.

    Our range covers a wide selection of high quality, elegantly designed orders of service, attendance cards, memorial cards and bookmarks, all matching in design which can include photographs, readings, hymns, poems and personal messages.

    Download our stationery brochure to see our range of stationery designs.

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    Choosing the finer details

    Other topics we’ll discuss are the finer details for example catering at the wake, family bearers, flags for the coffin and any other requirements you may have. Once we have all of the information from you we will be able to arrange the funeral date and time.