A cremator will only fit one coffin at a time. Once the cremation is completed, the remains are put in an separate, identified container, so there is no chance of a mix up. All cremations are governed by a strict code of practice, which is on display in the crematorium.
The cremation takes place after the service, usually soon afterwards or within 24 hours.
The coffin is taken to the crematory, the nameplate checked and the coffin is then placed in the cremator with an identity card attached. Once cremated, the remains are removed from the cremator and after being cooled, are reduced to ash in a cremulator. The ashes are then placed in an urn or casket for [...]
Cremation is widely accepted by all Christian denominations, as well as Hindus, Sikhs, Parsees, and Buddhists. Orthodox Jews, Greek Orthodox, and Muslims do not allow cremation.
Family and mourners should be seated in the crematorium at the arranged time, where the coffin will be placed for everyone to view. Depending on your choice of service, hymns, prayers, songs and eulogies will follow. As the end of the service approaches, curtains will usually be drawn to hide the coffin from view, although [...]
Yes. You can have a conventional religious service, a non-religious one, or no service if you prefer, prior to the deceased being removed to the crematorium.
You will need to provide a medical certificate, which we can arrange on your behalf. The medical practitioner charges a fee for this service. If the deceased has a pacemaker fitted, this will be removed before cremation. Other items, including jewellery and glasses will also be removed.
No, typically burial is the more expensive option, but we will provide you with detailed costs so you can compare the two.
We have many years of experience of dealing with these situations and our repatriation service is highly regarded throughout the industry. We’ll take care of the complexities involved when a death occurs overseas, including all the necessary documentation required by embassies, the local coroner, and airlines, to ensure the safe return of the deceased back [...]
Yes. Many families choose to carry the coffin. Six people is normally the appropriate number of bearers required to carry the coffin into and out of the church.