The Day of the Funeral
The Funeral Director will be responsible for the overall supervision of the funeral itself and will always be available from the time of death, to the ceremony and afterwards for help, support, guidance and comfort. Once we have taken your instructions and have arranged a funeral at a given time on a given day, we will carry it out, regardless of circumstances. All arrangements made for the funeral are confirmed in writing, so that the details may be checked and agreed. The Removal of the Deceased from the place of death to our Funeral Home is a service, providing we have the necessary authority. The Arrangement and Payment of Fees and Disbursements relating to the funeral include; Crematorium and Cemetery Fees, Parochial Fees, Press Announcements, Floral Tributes, Hymn Sheets, Attendance Cards, Catering arrangements either at home, our Funeral Home or an external venue, plus any other detail requested by the relatives of the deceased. Where necessary a grave will be purchased and fees paid.
Where necessary we will provide Limousines to follow the Hearse. All staff will be attired in smart appropriate dress and shall ensure professional dignified attendance and supervision throughout the funeral. if you require any help or advice at anytime, please contact us. Assistance is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Funeral Ceremony is the culmination of the work that has taken place since the death
occurred. Although only one of the many functions of the Funeral Director, to many people, the sight of a
funeral cortege is probably the one most associated with funeral service. It is significant to note that
the word funeral is derived from the Latin "funeralis" meaning a torchlight procession.
Funeral Directors will be in attendance throughout the proceedings, to ensure the smooth running of events. They will take on the role of master of ceremonies, carrying out the task of guiding, directing and overseeing the funeral.
As well as the Funeral Director, four members of staff will also be present. These pallbearers will be attired in smart appropriate dress and will ensure professional dignified attendance and supervision throughout the funeral. If you or any member of your family is unsure of what to do, tell your Funeral Director. This is what they are there for, to help and guide people through one of the hardest days of your life.
Costs and other services
In all aspects of the funeral arrangements our staff will point out the procedures and legal requirements. Whilst arranging the funeral, we will advise on costs and charges to be incurred, culminating in a full written estimate which will be given to the person responsible for the arrangements before the day of the funeral. Our account itself is divided into three separate parts, our charges, the disbursements and the coffin or casket. Our charges include professional fees and overhead costs, which include the provision of a 24 hour a day call rota, our professional services in making the funeral arrangements and arranging documentation and necessary personal attendance's, the conveyance of the deceased to our private rest rooms and the use of the same until the day of the funeral.
Disbursements are essentially fees that we pay out on behalf of the family. These include Doctors fees, Crematoria/Cemetery fees, Parochial fees, Newspaper Announcements, Printing and Catering. Our written estimate will detail the approximate cost of any disbursements. However, as we have no direct control over these charges, they could be slight variations from the estimate. Coffin or casket charges are for the coffin/casket you choose including the gown and lining etc. The account can be paid for in cash or by cheque.