Arranging a funeral


We can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for support and advice following the death of a loved one. Our funeral arrangers will guide you through the process, giving you as much support as you need.


What to bring to your first meeting with the funeral arranger

The funeral arranger will need your loved one's personal details for the Registrar General, including:

  • Date and place of birth
  • Usual place of residence
  • Main occupation during their working life
  • Marriage particulars (date and place of marriages and to whom)
  • Children’s names and dates of birth
  • Your loved one’s parents' names and occupations (if possible)

Some other points to consider prior to the funeral arrangement which will help make the process a little easier include:

  • Any written instructions your loved one left about either a burial or cremation
  • Any preferences for where the service is to be held
  • Whether you’d like a religious or civil service
  • Whether any family members like to attend a private viewing prior to the service
  • Any clothing you would like your loved one dressed in for the viewing or service
  • Whether you’d like a wake
  • Whether you’d like a visual eulogy tribute (25-30 photos)
  • A selection of music (4 or 5 pieces) that you would like played during the service
  • If you would like a record of attendance and a memorial bookmark as a keepsake for those attending the service?