All of the above crematoria suggest a service of time of between 25 – 35 minutes. This is usually sufficient for a service led by either a religious officiant or an independent celebrant. However, if you would like a longer time for the service, we can book two concurrent time-slots at the crematorium at an additional cost.
Alternatively, some families choose a different venue for the funeral service, such as their local church, a hotel or other suitable venue. If so, the service at the crematorium would take the form of a short committal – either attended by close family only, or open to all who may wish to attend. Traditionally, this would take place after the funeral service, however some families choose to attend the committal service first at the crematorium (which may or may not be private) and then hold a Service of Thanksgiving afterwards.
Alternatively, some families choose to hold the funeral service and committal in church or other suitable venue, with the coffin then being taken to the crematorium by funeral staff without the family attending.
After a cremation, ashes can be buried or scattered in the crematorium grounds, or we can collect them from the crematorium, and either return them to the family for a private scattering, or arrange for a burial in a local cemetery. Your funeral director or arranger will ask you at the time of the arrangement what you would like to happen with the ashes. However, if you are not ready to make that decision, we can hold them at our premises for an agreed period of time until you have made your choice. For more details on what you can do with your loved one’s ashes, please click here.
For more information about the facilities of our different local crematoria please speak to your funeral director or arranger.