Booking a Funeral Yourself

To make a booking for a funeral, please contact the cemetery and crematorium office using the details below. This ensures that a provisional date and time is reserved for the funeral so that all other aspects can be organised.

Please note: if the death is reported to the coroner it can often take more than 7 days before a cremation service can take place. This is also the case when deaths occur at weekends and public holidays.

Organising the Service

  • The chapels can be used for religious and non-religious services.
  • You must tell the office how you want to organise your service.
  • If you choose, you can play music, read poetry and use musicians during the service.

Cremation Services take place Monday - Friday at 40 minute intervals between 09:40 and 16:00. You should plan a service of no more than 20 minutes so there is enough time for mourners to enter and exit the chapel.

We ask that the chapel is cleared within 25 minutes so that it is ready for the next service.

If you would like to book a longer service or if there are to be a lot of mourners expected, you can book extra time.

Cremation without Full Service

You may wish to arrange a service in your own church or other meeting place before attending the crematorium chapel for a short committal ceremony.

You don’t have to hold a service or have any formality prior to a cremation if you choose, but you should still book a service time for the coffin to be brought into the chapel and onto the catafalque (coffin resting place) before entering the crematory.

Information needed to book a cremation is:

  • date and time of proposed cremation service
  • name of deceased
  • your name and contact telephone number
  • your choice of music facility and whether an organist is needed.

Once you have made a provisional booking you can collect the necessary forms from the crematorium office within 24 hours.

For any enquiries please telephone 01702 603907 or 01702 603908, Monday to Friday 08:45 to 17:15.

Burial

  • If a new grave is needed the Cemetery and Crematorium staff will explain the terms and conditions that must be agreed before buying the Right of Burial.
  • If there is an existing family grave, the recorded owner of the Right of Burial has to allow another burial. You will need to give the Deed or other documentation that shows proof of ownership. Cemetery records will then be checked to confirm the ownership and establish burial space.

Information needed to book a burial is:

  • date and time of proposed burial
  • whether a Chapel is needed (subject to availability)
  • whether the burial is to take place in a new or existing grave
  • name of deceased
  • your name and contact telephone number.

Once you have made a provisional booking you can collect the necessary forms from the crematorium office within 24 hours.

For any enquiries please telephone 01702 603907 or 01702 603908, Monday to Friday 08:45 to 17:15.

Page last updated: 01/06/2017