When someone dies it is perfectly normal to be unsure of what to do. This guide will take you through the first steps after a death, offering you help and support at such a difficult time.
When choosing the right funeral for your loved one it can be overwhelming. We are dedicated to ensuring the funeral service reflects the unique wishes of the person who has sadly passed away.
This is our private, peaceful place, tastefully furnished to make your visit as comforting as possible, ensuring that when you leave us, you know your loved one is at rest and in the best possible care.
There are many factors and considerations that can be charged to a funerals final cost and so we offer guidance throughout to ensure that ultimately you can achieve the service you wish for.
When someone dies, you will need to register the death in order to obtain a death certificate. Afterwards, you will be given all the necessary paperwork required to arrange the funeral.
When it comes to planning a funeral, it can be a sensitive topic to navigate – especially if you are a loved one planning a service or ceremony for the deceased. That’s why it may be beneficial to consider the option of a prepaid funeral plan – as you can help to alleviate the emotional and financial burdens from your family and loved ones by planning and paying for a funeral ahead of time.
It is incredibly important to ensure that if you feel you or someone you know may be struggling with the death of a loved one, that you reach out to the right people who can support you at this difficult time.
Arranging a Funeral
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Initially we will ask for preliminary details and ensure that the necessary requirements are carried out. Depending on whether the death occurred at home, in hospital or in a private nursing home we will then advise on the conveyance of the deceased to our Chapel of Rest.
We will then make arrangements for an appropriate time and place for our representative to call and meet the family members to discuss the necessary arrangements for the funeral service. This will be organised and arranged to a standard and procedure that meets the needs and requirements of the family and those concerned.
As ideas and conventions linked to the type of funeral requested change, so too have many people’s attitudes to the type of funeral or memorial service they want. Not all funeral services take place in church and very much depends on the wishes of the family and those concerned.
Some services can take place at the crematorium immediately prior to the committal while others may be requested at a private ceremony. (It should be noted however, that services held at the crematorium can be subject to strict time constraints due to scheduling issues.)
One of the fundamental aspects of many of the rites associated with a religious ceremony is the celebration of life and more people wish for a service that reflects this creating one which is more personal, adequately reflecting the person in a lasting memory. Favourite music, both classical and contemporary can be incorporated, particularly at the crematorium alongside displaying photographs or mementoes. Printed funeral stationery such as an Order of Service can also incorporate personal tributes and be a tangible memorial to your loved one.
All these aspects can be considered before you meet with our representative and discussed when the final arrangements for the service are made.
As your funeral director we are here to help and we will be able to advise on various aspects such as:
- an appropriate church or suitable venue
- a minister or person who is able to officiate
- the committal options available to you
- the type of service you require
- recommended suppliers for associated requirements eg: flowers, printed funeral stationery etc.
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Arthur Worsley Funeral Services are dedicated to keeping you informed of any recent announcements, the upcoming services scheduled in the days ahead and the family wishes for the occasion.