One of the first things we will discuss with you and help you to consider for any funeral is whether the funeral of your loved one will be a burial or cremation.

One of the first things we do as a team is liaise with the doctors/coroners as they provide different paperwork for a burial or a cremation. You as next of kin will speak with the medical registrar for the death certificate (they will usually make contact with you to arrange a convenient date and time to register the death) we can help you with any questions and our “helpful links” page feature the link. Whilst this is ongoing we can arrange the necessary certificates required and move forward with the arrangements.

The different types of funeral service:


Crematorium only

Church followed by Crematorium

Church followed by interment in the Churchyard

It may be that your loved one would have wanted a service at the crematorium and for the funeral to be at this one location. If they would have preferred a service at Church or place of worship, we can make the arrangements for you to have the service in Church and then to attend the Crematorium for a shorter service, the committal. Or depending on the Church and availability of the graveside, a service could take place in Church followed by interment in the Churchyard, or anywhere else that you may feel is right for you as a family.

Cremation details:

Different crematoriums have different fees, we are able to attend the crematorium of your choice such as Charnock Richard, Preston, Pleasington, Lytham Park, West Lancashire, etc.

There is a strict time limit for the length of the service. This will vary depending on the crematorium

You will need to consider the final resting place of the cremated remains. There are a number of options available to you of which we can advise you. We can return to the crematorium to collect the cremated remains and can keep them safe whilst you make this decision.

Burial details:

You may already have a family grave or plot. We can arrange for this to be reopened or help with the purchase of a new grave. In some areas, burial space may be limited or restricted.

If the burial is to take place in a private burial ground you might want to reserve plots or a large plot if you or your family want to be buried close by. Woodland burials are also now available.

For all burials there are fees involved that could include the following:

  • Cost to purchase a new grave
  • Opening or re-opening an existing grave
  • An exclusive right of burial

We can help with any questions along the way and directing you to local stonemasons for any memorial headstones / inscribing on existing headstones.