We hope that these frequently asked questions will help in your decision making process at a difficult time. If you have a question which is not answered below, please contact us.
What percentage of people in the UK choose cremation over burial?
cremations exceeded burials for the first time in the UK, and currently over
70% of all people choose a cremation.
Are there any religions that do not allow cremation to take place?
Most Christian denominations allow cremation, as well as Sikhs, Hindus and
Buddhists, but Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims forbit it.
Does cremation cost more than burial?
The Cremation fee is charged directly to your Funeral Director who will list it as
a dispersement on their invoice to you. The cremation fee is significantly less
than the cost of exclusive rights in a burial.
What kind of service can I have?
A funeral service is personal to you and can be designed to suit the specific
needs of the bereaved by arrangement with your Crematoria and Funeral Director. There
are many options available due to significantly improved
facilities at Crematoria, for example web casting
Do I need to use a Funeral Director or can I arrange it all myself?
You need to arrange your funeral via a Funeral Director if you wish to have a Funeral with us.
How long after the ceremony does the actual cremation take place?
there are exceptional circumstance's the cremation will take place the day the
coffin is received.
Is the coffin cremated with the body?
abide by the Code of Cremation Practice which states that the coffin and the
body shall be placed together inside the cremator.
Should jewellery be removed before cremation?
is a personal decision for the bereaved and you should discuss this with your
Funeral Director, as once the coffin is at the Crematorium, it is not usually
possible to open it.
How do I know that the ashes will be kept separate?
process for Cremation will only accommodate one coffin at a time.
all the ashes are removed from the cremator, they are placed into an
individually labelled urn.
What happens to the ashes afterwards?
You can discuss all options with your Crematorium to help you decide which you would prefer. e.g. make arrangements for a memorial, scattering and burial of ashes, or simply have them collected.