When arranging a funeral there are two fundamental considerations you will need to make:
Firstly, whether your loved one is to be cremated or buried and secondly, what kind of service or celebration you would like.
Choosing A Burial
The most common form of burial is in a churchyard or cemetery. Subject to local regulations and availability, you normally have the choice between using a new or existing grave.
If a grave is already in existence, we will need the deeds of the grave or some documents relating to the grave, which may be in your possession. We will help you if you do not have the deeds. We will need to check that there is space for further burials.
When purchasing a new grave, some authorities may allow you to reserve or purchase grave space next to the one to be used.
There may be fees for:
- Purchasing a new grave
- Transfer of grave ownership
- Opening or reopening the grave
- Removal and replacement of existing memorial
We will advise you on the local charges accordingly
There are alternatives to burial in a churchyard or cemetery, such as burial in a vault, burial at sea and woodland burials.
You can view our memorial range by clicking here
Choosing A Cremation
Around 70% of funerals are now cremations. Cremations are carried out at a crematorium and your Funeral Advisor can help you choose which one is most suitable for your requirements. If you have a choice of crematoria, you need to weigh up convenience, cost and facilities. You will also need to think about what you would like to do with do with your loved one's ashes after the service.
Here at The Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare, we have a beautiful collection of cremation memorials available, please speak with your Funeral Advisor for further information, or alternatively you can view our range by clicking here.
Please note, the crematorium may be able to offer you the option to have your loved one scattered or interred on site. Alternatively, you can make your own arrangements.
We believe a funeral should be an event that helps you to celebrate the life of your loved one. We will guide you through our range of services and options available to help you reflect your loved one’s individuality.
A simple, lower-cost funeral with the comfort of knowing that our quality and standards are not compromised. We guarantee to provide your loved one with our usual high standards of care and respect.
Cremation Without Ceremony Funeral
Our Cremation without Ceremony is for those who prefer to have a simpler choice for their funeral. An alternative to a traditional funeral with no service and no one present at the cremation.
Arranging a child’s funeral is probably the most difficult task any parent can face. We provide as much support as possible to parents following a bereavement, and as such the funeral service we provide for your loved one is free of charge up to the age of 18 years old.
We are proud to support the diverse cultural and religious beliefs of the communities we serve. Several of our funeral homes offer private washing facilities and our Funeral Team will ensure that the funeral arrangements and services meet all your cultural and religious needs and beliefs.
Funerals often remind us of what we owe to previous generations and make us think about the next. We live in an age where environmental responsibility is becoming important to us all. Our Eco-Friendly range helps to say goodbye without compromising the environment.