Arranging A Funeral
Funeral arrangements can be made either at our offices in Bognor Regis or in the comfort of your own home. Once instructed, we will provide written confirmation of all the arrangements and costs. We will make all necessary payments to clergy, cemetery, crematorium, doctors, newspapers and other disbursements on your behalf.
The first decision you must address, is whether the funeral should be a burial or cremation. There are then various matters to be discussed and would include:
The Funeral Service
We would discuss where and when you would like the funeral service to take place and whether you would like a minister of religion to take the service. If not we can advise you on non-religious or humanist funeral services. A wide range of coffins are available to choose from. The funeral cortege can leave from home with limousine transport for mourners or you can meet the cortege at the chosen church, cemetery or crematorium. We can advise on appropriate music and hymns for the service.
Chapel of Rest
Our Chapel of Rest is available for family or friends to visit and pay their last respects.
We can arrange or advise on the ordering of your floral tributes and we ask that all flowers are sent directly to our chapel of rest prior to the funeral.
Donations received in lieu of flowers will be recorded, a receipt issued and a list of donors sent to the family, normally four to five weeks after the funeral.
We will be pleased to help complete and place any notices required for both local and national newspapers. We will also insert acknowledgements when required.
Cremated remains can be strewn or interred in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium, in a new or existing cremation grave at a churchyard or cemetery, interred in an existing family grave or scattered privately at a place chosen by the family.
Advice is also available on printing or catering arrangements and masonry work.