Types of cremation

Standard cremation

A cremation service in either of our chapels can be made as personal as the family request, subject to availability. We have the facilities to personalise the service with a musical or visual tribute; this service is provided by Obitus and carries a small charge. We are happy to accommodate, where possible, requests for personal touches to be added to the service, however, please be aware that there are time restraints on service times.

Crematorium staff are always available to discuss any arrangements.

Direct cremation

With direct cremation, there is no funeral service and no mourners but the process is still carried out with the utmost dignity and respect. The coffin will arrive at the crematorium and be taken through the chapel and placed upon the catafalque before it is taken for cremation.

Not having a service or mourners does not exclude family and friends from marking the occasion in some other way, for example, with a memorial service.

As with any other cremation all the necessary paperwork must be received at the crematorium at least 72 hours prior to the cremation. Families are welcome to collect the ashes three days after the cremation to take away or may arrange a scattering at the crematorium.

Early morning cremations

In order to help with rising funeral costs we have an option of an early morning cremation service. Service times are 9.15am and 10.00am in the South Chapel and 9.45am in the West Chapel. Families can expect the same level of service, reverence and dignity for their loved ones.

For more information how to arrange an early morning cremation please contact us.

Cremations FAQs

Last updated on 04/07/2022