We Provide a Variety of Services
We can advise you and provide contact details of alternative officiators who will lead the service at the chapel on the day of the funeral.
The only exception would be if it was the expressed wish of the deceased not to be cremated. The crematoria will also stipulate certain types of coffins can only be used. Many crematoria now accept cardboard, bamboo, and wicker coffins and we will guide you on those acceptable. Cremators burn a great deal of energy and are bound by legislation on very strict emission controls which will also mean certain materials cannot be placed within the coffin. We will discuss any concerns you may have with this.
There is no legal obligation to have a religious ceremony or indeed to have a ceremony within the chapel of the crematorium. These days, people may prefer to make arrangements at home to spend time with the deceased and then go to the crematorium for a direct cremation where the funeral Director only will take the body and the body will be cremated following a committal service which is not attended by any members of the public.
If you wish to have this type of send-off, we would be happy to discuss the options available with you.