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Funeral services

Sacramental services

We Offer a range of funerals for the
Bereaved. We work closely with both the
Family and the funeral directors to put
Together the best service possible.
We understand what families are going through
At this sad time.
We offer catholic and Anglican rites
Down to a toned down funeral with
Just a few prayers or blessings.
We work with the families to Taylor make
Their service.

We can cover most of the UK through
Our network of Ministries.
Please use the form below
To ask any questions

Some Useful Facts
1. There is no legal requirement to have any kind of funeral ceremony at all
2. There are no legal statutes governing what form any ceremony should take
3. You are not required to use a clergyman
4. The funeral service does not have to be in a licensed building - it can be held in your home (unless you want an Anglican service in England)
5. You are not required to use a coffin (but may be required to use one by local bylaws if using an official cemetery or crematorium)
6. You can be buried on private land, such as your garden (see page on a Green/Woodland/ Alternative Funeral)

Simple Ways to Personalise a Funeral Service
1. Consider the music - you may not want to use the organ, but prefer a CD or iPod with speakers, or even a live musician. Discuss it with relatives, the minister officiating and the cemetery/ crematorium staff.
2. Think about individual contributions such as an address, a reading, poem or favourite story. Plan a running order so that those contributing know when to do so.
3. Consider personal items that might help to reflect the person who has died, or that might make the ceremony more special, such as scented candles, a special throw to drape over the coffin or a photograph of the person.
4. A montage of photographs may be appropriate, so mourners can see the person at different ages and in different settings and times of their life.
5. Another nice idea is to give every mourner a postcard carrying the request to return it to the family with a good, happy or funny memory of the deceased, for them to return. These can also be left on the seats for mourners to pick up, and could already stamped and carry the family's address.
6. Consider the seating. It may be that if it is not fixed, seats can be placed in a semi-circle for a less formal atmosphere.
7. Hand people a memento as they leave - after a service I attended, everyone was handed a sprig of rosemary which is an emblem of remembrance.

Whilst many traditional hymns can be quite comfortingly familiar, they are essentially religious and may not always be appropriate. Traditional church services may be more difficult to personalise, but certainly crematoriums and other private ceremonies offer a much wider scope for musical choice. The broad range of music performed at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, including Elton John's rewritten version of Candle in the Wind' cleverly reflected the wide range of tastes and ages of her many admirers around the world. It also showed that it is possible to vary from the traditional and still be dignified and uplifting.

However, it is important when choosing music to remember that what to one person might be fun and a statement about the person that has died, others may find it offensive

We also offer a simple graveside burial
As well as a scattering of the ashes blessing.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

We aim to be competitive with our fees

Basic Funeral   £150+donation
Travelling costs outside 15mile   £5.00+donation per mile

These are in addition to the fees charged by the funeral directors

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