Once you have chosen a plot it is then your choice as to what kind of service you wish to have. Whether religious, spiritual or secular there are a wide range of options available to you.
We have close contacts with funeral directors of all faith denominations to help with the burial and who can help you with arrangements for the ceremony venue or you can hold services at the graveside.
You are welcome to hold your service on the grounds of the burial site although you may want to arrange a separate indoor venue during the hot summer months or the depths of winter. And you are of course welcome to spend as much time as you wish – both on the day of the ceremony and during all your visits to your loved one’s memorial garden.
Family Guided Funerals
For many, putting their loved ones to rest without the services of a funeral director can be an incredibly cathartic experience and a rewarding way to recognise all that they have done for you during their lives.
You will find that offers of help will come from people you know and it can be very useful to delegate small and meaningful tasks to friends and family. This way you can keep the arrangements in your hands without feeling overwhelmed.
A key arrangement you will need to make is where to keep your loved one until the day of the funeral. If they passed away in a hospital, most will be happy to allow them to set there until that day. Alternatively most funeral homes will provide a resting place prior to the ceremony although charges will vary. Another alternative is to keep them at home and we can advise you on how this option can be fulfilled.