Should you decide you wish to arrange a burial for your loved ones Funeral
As a professional independent funeral directors whilst we are proud to have directed numerouse burials.
It is not as easy to develop a package comparable to our cremation services because of the various individual charges associated with a funeral burial.
A burial service is usually a short ceremony held after the main funeral service which can be in a church or perhaps an alternative venue more individual to the deceased.
The Actual Burial Service will see the coffin being lowered into the ground. Mourners are often invited to attend the burial, which may include short readings and prayers, depending on religious beliefs.
What paperwork will you need for a burial service?
Before a burial funeral can take place, you will need to provide the following paperwork. As professional independent funeral directors we will make sure these are completed and submitted.
A burial certificate
Also known as the green form. This is obtained when you register the death of a loved one.
Burial plot application form
If you wish to purchase a new grave or re-open an existing burial plot, you will need to sign an application form which is often issued by your local council or cemetery.
The exclusive right of burial is typically purchased for a period of 75 years and the burial plot will have certain conditions attached to it depending on the type of grave.
If your family already own the Exclusive Rights of Burial for a grave, and you can produce either the Deed of Exclusive Rights of Burial or evidence that you are the proper person to have the Burial Rights, then arrangements can be made for an interment to take place.
If a coroner or procurator fiscal is involved
If a coroner holds an inquest, an order for burial (form 101) will be issued in place of the green form.
What happens before a burial?
Before the burial takes place, the hearse will take the coffin or casket to the cemetery or churchyard and limousines carrying chief mourners will follow in the funeral procession.
Depending on the beliefs of you and your loved one, a burial service can be religious or non-religious. Some burials begin with a separate funeral service, which can be held in a place of worship or other venue separate from the cemetery.
Where is a burial service held?
A burial service can be held at a:
• Woodland burial site
The burial plot will typically be prepared in advance, making sure it is the correct size to accommodate the coffin and also in the right location, ready for when the service takes place.
What happens at a burial service?
A burial service usually takes place after the main funeral service. It is common tradition to scatter soil onto the coffin after it has been lowered, while other people may choose to throw funeral flowers into the grave. When the ceremony concludes, family and friends place floral tributes near the grave.
As a professional firm of independent funeral directors our local knowledge is advantages when checking local regulations and availability regarding the choosing a grave or burial plot, also known as a ‘cemetery plot’, for your loved one.
If you already have a family burial plot, we can arrange for it to be reopened before the burial. If this is the case, we will require the deeds and relevant paperwork. Please do not worry if this paperwork isn’t available, as our Funeral Directors will be able to help locate these for you.
If you would like burial plots which are next to each other, you can enquire about purchasing or reserving multiple plots. If this is the case, please speak to the local authorities about buying a plot and to talk through their specific rules and regulations.
When you’re planning a burial service for your loved one, we will keep you updated regarding costs which are:
• The exclusive right of burial (EROB) – this is the physical space itself, often known as the burial plot
• The interment – this fee is for the preparation of the burial plot or grave
• Reopening an existing burial plot
• Removal and replacement of existing memorials
• Purchasing a new memorial or headstone
• The coffin or casket for your loved one
Discover more about the cost of a burial funeral.
It’s important to take your loved one’s wishes into account when deciding on how to plan a burial service. Please remember that if the deceased was not a resident of the area you wish to bury them in, unfortunately the cost may be significantly more. Our Funeral Directors will be able to advise you on costs and local charges.
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