A funeral is a most personal occasion and must therefore reflect your particular needs and circumstances. It can be a daunting task but with over 10 years of funeral experience we are able to deal with any request you may have, whether it be for a particular denominational service, non-religious service or the provision of an environmentally friendly funeral. Funeral arrangements can be made at either our office, over the phone or in the comfort of your own home.
The process will be tailored entirely to suit you in your time of need, the team are available 24/7 to talk to and answer questions, and arrangements can be made to meet at our offices, or as a home visit.
When arranging a funeral there are some important decisions that need to be made, it may be beneficial for you to familiarise yourself with these considerations prior to meeting the team.
In the first instance you will need to decide on whether the person who has died is to be buried or cremated. This choice will be influenced by several factors including the wishes of the person who has died and their personal beliefs. Faith or religion will also determine a preference for religious, non-faith, or a humanist funeral service.
You need to consider where would you like the service to take place and a reception venue. You may also want to consider catering at the reception.
You will be required to make some decisions about the type of coffin or casket and also whether you would like your loved one to be dressed in their own clothes or a gown supplied by Lewis Northen.
For the service you may want to consider choices of music, transportation to and from the service, and whether you want flowers and floral tributes. You may also want to think about an order of service and to write a eulogy.
It is necessary to register the death and you will also need a medical certificate of cause of death. For more information on registering a death please see Essential Information.
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