After the funeral – we’re here to guide you

We understand that grieving doesn’t end after the funeral ceremony, and we are here to guide you through this difficult time in your journey through bereavement.

When someone who has shared part of our life dies, the emotions we feel can leave us desolate and confused. Grief is the natural response to a significant loss, and there are several stages in the grieving process, incorporating a number of physical, emotional, and mental states.

It is important to realise that it is normal to experience a wide range of feelings, and we can sometimes feel a sense of intense loneliness, even if we have family and friends to support us.

As part of our ongoing commitment to you after the funeral, we have information available about many specialised bereavement support services and contacts.

We hold annual ‘Light a Candle’ Services of Thanksgiving throughout the area, and you will receive a personal invitation to attend one of these services in due course.

Christmas is often a particularly poignant time, so during the month of December we have our Christmas Trees of Remembrance in all our branches. You can ‘Name a Star’ in memory of a loved one and place it on the tree, where it will shine throughout the Christmas season.

We hope you will find the information useful, and if you would like to call in and see us at any time, you can be assured of a warm welcome from our friendly and caring team.

After the burial

After a burial, a simple wooden marker cross is placed on the grave until a head stone is fitted.

Our stonemasonry department can offer you expert advice on all types of memorials – from a simple headstone to a full kerb set; either in a churchyard or cemetery.

We offer a range of elegant and distinctive memorials, in traditional and contemporary designs, all crafted by hand from the finest granite, limestone and marble.

When it comes to choosing a headstone, take time to consider – it is an important decision. A headstone is a lasting monument and a tribute to a person’s life, perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved.

We will arrange a personal consultation to discuss your requirements, and we will deal with all the formalities with Cemetery and Church authorities on your behalf.

After the cremation

A final resting place – your options for cremated remains.

We appreciate that it is often difficult to decide on the final resting place for cremated remains, and we are pleased to offer you some options for your consideration.

The cremated remains will be held in our Sanctuary until a decision has been made, and we will assist you with any arrangements and formalities regarding your choice.

If you wish to keep them at home, we have a selection of caskets and urns suitable for this purpose, and you can either arrange to collect the remains from us, or we can deliver them to your home.

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