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Park in Basildon, Essex

How to Register a Death in Basildon

Park in Basildon, Essex

The period of time following the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life. Unfortunately, it is also a time when a few important things must take place. The first of these is registering the death. For many people this may be the first and potentially only time they will have to do so, and as such can feel overwhelmed and unprepared. To help you through this difficult time, we have put together this guide to make the process less intimidating. 

 

When do I need to register a death in Basildon? 

 

The government allows 5 days from the death itself for it to be registered with the local authority. Funeral arrangements can begin before the death is registered, but the actual funeral funeral cannot take place before the death has been registered.

 

Can I register the death? 

 

Even if you are not the next of kin of the deceased, you may still be eligible to register their death. Although in most cases it will be a close relative who registers it.

 

However, you will be eligible if you were present when the individual died, or if you were a fellow resident at the home in which they died. And finally, you will also be eligible to register the death if you are the person making arrangements with the funeral director – but the funeral director themselves is not eligible to register the death. 

 

I’m eligible, what happens now? 

 

Once you have determined that you are eligible to register the death, it can be simply done over a phone call. To register a death in Basildon, you will need to call the Basildon Registration Office on 0345 603 7632. Their office is open on weekdays between 8:30 – 5pm.

 

Before you make the call, there are a number of documents required to complete the registration, and in order to make this process easy and efficient, it is best to have them all ready beforehand. We have compiled a list of the required paperwork below, to help you to be prepared. 

 

You will need:

  • Their full name and any previous names
  • Their date and place of birth
  • The date and location of their death
  • Their address
  • Their occupation or retired status
  • Whether they were the recipient of a pension or public funds allowance
  • Their NHS card (where possible)
  • Any partner’s names and date of birth (if they were married/in a civil partnership)

It is also a good idea to know which funeral director you will be using before you register the death. If you would like to speak to Willow Lake Funeral Directors in Basildon, call us on 0800 464 7277.

 

What happens once the death has been registered? 

 

Once you have registered the death, the registrar will then send you a death certificate as well as a certificate for burial or cremation, also known as a green form. You will then need to give the green form to the funeral director, and then arrangements can begin to be made for a funeral.  then arrangement

 

Whilst the registration of the death itself is free of charge, the death certificate will cost £11. We recommend you purchase multiple copies of the certificate as it is required in the resolution of other legal matters following a death, and additional copies will cost more to be printed later on.  

 

There are additional government agencies which will need to be informed, such as DVLA and HMRC. But instead of having to contact these agencies individually, the government has set up a useful service called the ‘Tell Us Once’ service that notifies the main departments here

 

Once the funeral director has received the green form, funeral arrangements can begin. Willow Lake offers respectful, dignified funeral services in Basildon for the standard price of £1995, without any hidden fees or upfront costs. The service can be religious or secular, and will be tailored to you and your family. 

 

To get in touch with our experienced team, call us on 0800 464 7277, or alternatively email us at [email protected].

Aylesbury

Register a Death in Aylesbury

Aylesbury

Following the death of a loved one, everything can feel very overwhelming. But there are some essential tasks that need to be completed, one of which is registering the death itself, as the government requires the death to be registered within 5 days of it happening. At Willow Lake, we understand how difficult this time is for you, so we’ve put together this page to help make this challenging process as easy as possible. 

 

Why do you need to register a death?

 

Registering a death is an important process, as it informs the government of the individual’s passing. It is also required before a cremation or burial can take place. Once a death has been registered, you will be issued a death certificate, also known as a green form. The funeral director will need the green form in order to proceed with a cremation or burial, the green form is free of charge. If you have opted for a Willow Lake funeral service, we can receive this directly from the registrar when you register the death. Simply provide the Registrar with our telephone number (0800 464 7277) and email address ([email protected]).  

 

Whilst the registration of the death itself is free of charge, the death certificate will cost £11. We recommend you purchase multiple copies of the certificate as it is required in the resolution of other legal matters following a death, and additional copies will cost more to be printed at a later date

Who can register the death? 

 

Most people assume that only the deceased’s next of kin are eligible to register their death, but there are actually few different people who are able to do this. 

 

Typically, a close relative will register the death but it can also be registered by someone who was present when the individual died or another resident of the home where they died. If they passed in a public building such as a hospital, an official working there can register the death. Whoever is making the funeral arrangements with the funeral director is also eligible to register the death. 

 

Where can you register a death in Aylesbury?

 

A death can be registered at your local registrar. If the death occurred in Buckinghamshire, then it will be registered with the Buckinghamshire County Registrar. Appointments can be registered over the phone, or you can call them on 01296 382 581 during the hours of 9am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. You can visit them at Buckinghamshire Registrar, Walton Street Offices, Walton St, Aylesbury, HP20 1XF but please book an appointment beforehand.

 

If the death occurred at Milton Keynes Hospital you will need to contact Milton Keynes Register Office, their contact number is 01908 372 101, and their opening hours are the same as the Buckinghamshire County Registrar. (9am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday)

 

If the death occurred at Wexham Park Hospital you will need to contact Slough Register Office, they can be reached on 01753 787 600. Their opening hours differ, so we have included those below:

Monday 9am-4.30pm
Tuesday 9am-4.30pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm
Thursday 9am-4.30pm
Friday 9am-4.30pm

 

Finally, If the death occurred at the John Radcliffe Hospital you will need to contact the Oxfordshire Registration Office

 

How do you register a death? 

 

Appointments to registering a death can be booked over the phone. But in order to complete the registration process a number of documents are required, and it is useful to have these all to hand when you make the call. Below, we have compiled a list of the required information, so you can use it as a checklist before you begin the process.

 

  • Their full name and any previous names
  • Their date and place of birth
  • The date and location of their death
  • Their address
  • Their occupation or retired status
  • Whether they were the recipient of a pension or public funds allowance
  • Their NHS card (where possible)
  • Any partner’s names and date of birth (if they were married/in a civil partnership)

 

Tell Us Once Service

 

Once the death has been registered, it means that the Aylesbury local authority has been informed of the individuals passing, and their cause of death. It also means that there is a formal record that they have died. However, there are other government departments that also need to be informed, such as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Passport Office and the local council.

 

In order to ease this process, the government has a simple Tell Us Once service that notifies the main departments here. This saves you the task of informing them all individually. 

 

What happens once the death has been registered? 

 

Once you have registered the death, and the Registrar has issued you the green form, a cremation or burial can take place. You don’t have to wait to register the death before making arrangements however.

 

At Willow Lake, we offer affordable and respectful funeral services in Aylesbury at a fixed price of £1995, without any hidden fees or upfront costs. Information about our funeral directors in Aylesbury can be found here.  

 

To get in touch with our experienced team, call us on 0800 464 7277, or alternatively email us at [email protected].

Countryside in Carmarthenshire

Register a death in Carmarthenshire

Countryside in Carmarthenshire

Whenever a person passes away there are a number of jobs that someone will need to take responsibility for. One of these is to register the death. However, after suffering a bereavement, completing administrative tasks can seem particularly burdensome.

 

Therefore, to help you at such an emotionally and psychologically draining time, we have outlined the steps for registering a death in Carmarthenshire. You may also find our guide to What to do when someone dies helpful too. 

 

Alternatively, we would be more than happy to help you directly. To speak with one of our sympathetic team, you can reach us on 0800 464 7277.

 

What is the purpose of registering a death?

 

Besides informing friends and family of the deceased, the government also needs to know. 

 

Registering a death notifies the government and allows them to create an official record showing that someone has passed away. It is critical that you do this within five days as it is a legal requirement. The exception to this rule is where the coroner has had to be called.

 

Moreover, registering a death in Carmarthenshire provides you with two important documents. These are the death certificate and the green form (the certificate for burial or cremation). 

 

Death certificates are essential for handling certain legal matters for the deceased person. It will save you time and money if you buy several copies when you register the death. They cost £11 at this stage but can cost you more further down the line.

 

Meanwhile the greenform is vital for arranging a cremation or burial. You can ask the registrar to send this straight on to your funeral director at the point of registering the death. If you have chosen Willow Lake for your funeral service, you can give the registrar our contact details: [email protected] and 0800 464 7277.

 

How to decide who should register a death in Carmarthenshire?

 

In general, it is best that a relative of the person who died registers their death. They will need certain documentation or information about the person in order to do this.

 

Nevertheless, anyone there when the person passed away can undertake this task. Likewise, anyone who lived with the deceased or who owned their property may also register their death. The person responsible for arranging the funeral has the right to register the death, but this does not include the funeral director themself.

 

Information about the deceased

 

As mentioned, the person registering the death in Carmarthenshire will need some information first. It mostly relates to the deceased’s life but they will also need their own form of identification, for instance a passport or driving licence. 

 

Here is a list of information to collect before contacting the registrar:

 

  • The location and date of the death
  • The full name of the person who has died, including any formerly used names
  • The date and place of birth of the deceased individual 
  • The occupation or retired status of the deceased
  • The deceased’s address
  • Any pension or public funds allowance the deceased person may have been receiving
  • The names of any partners of the deceased
  • The date of birth of the deceased person’s partner if they had one

 

If you can, it is also handy to have the late person’s NHS card with you when you make the call.

 

Who to call to register a death in Carmarthenshire

 

Virtually all deaths in Carmarthenshire are now registered over the phone. We have also included the contact details of the registrars in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire below.

However if your loved one died outside of these areas, then you should still find and call the registrar closest to where the person died. There is a tool you can use to do this – the government’s Find a registry office search engine.

 

Carmarthenshire registrars 

 

Carmarthenshire Registrar 

Telephone: 01267 228210

Address: Carmarthen Register Office, Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1HQ

Email: [email protected] 

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4:30pm

 

Pembrokeshire Registrar 

Telephone: 01437 775176

Email: [email protected] 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding bank holidays

 

What is the Tell Us Once service?

 

The Tell Us Once service notifies various relevant departments within the UK government of a person’s death. These include the Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC and the Passport Office. This is a necessary task in addition to registering the death. 

 

However, you do not need to contact these departments individually. Instead, you can inform them collectively via the Tell Us Once service. Access it here.

 

Willow Lake’s professional and bespoke funerals in Carmarthenshire

 

Willow Lake has extended its funeral services to Carmarthenshire, enabling its residents to plan and arrange personalised funerals throughout the county. 

 

To reduce the hassle for you, we have a fixed fee of £1995 that covers everything included in our service. For example, it includes a local expert celebrant to help you craft your send off in advance and then lead the service on the day. 

 

Willow Lake Funeral Directors in Llanelli will also collect your loved one and provide them with a coffin. The £1995 fee pays for the cremation itself and you can even opt for the person’s ashes to be scattered in our peaceful Carmarthenshire Garden of Remembrance. 

For more information about our service and to find out what other aspects of personalisation you can choose, get in touch at 0800 464 7277 or [email protected]

Torquay Meadfoot Beach

How to register a Death in Torquay

Torquay Meadfoot Beach

Informing people of a death is a sad and often distressing task. But, if you are the next of kin of the deceased person, this responsibility will likely fall on you. It is important to remember that besides contacting friends and relatives, you must also notify the government by registering the death. 

 

To assist residents of the English Riviera, we have written this guide to registering a death in Torquay.

 

Why you need to register a death

 

It is a legal requirement to register a death within five days in England, though this may be extended in certain circumstances. Where the coroner is involved, they will complete this for you. 

 

The purpose is to create an official record that someone has died. By registering a death, the local authority in Torquay also receives information about the cause of death. 

 

Who can register a death?

 

Ideally a relative of the person who has died should register the death. However, if this is not possible, someone present at the death, someone living at the address where they died, or the person making the funeral arrangements can do it instead. Please note that the undertaker for the funeral cannot register the death.

 

Where can you register a death in Torquay?

 

Whilst you can register a death at any registration office, it is recommended that you register it at the closest register’s office to where the person died. In Torquay, this will be the Torbay Register Office. 

It is preferable to register a death in Torquay by phone. Appointments can be booked online here

 

What you need to register a death in Torquay

 

A crucial document is the medical certificate, signed by a doctor, which details the cause of death. For more information about obtaining a medical certificate, you can check out our blog post What to do when someone dies.

 

In addition, when you call the registrar you will need to know:

 

  • The date and place of death
  • The name and surname of the deceased, including any previous names
  • Their date and place of birth
  • Their occupation
  • The name and occupation of any spouse or civil partner if relevant, and if so, the date of birth of any surviving widow or widower
  • Their usual address
  • Whether the deceased received a pension or allowance from public funds

 

It is helpful to have the NHS medical card, birth certificate and marriage or civil partnership certificate of the deceased if possible.

 

You will also need your own form of identification, such as a passport, driving licence, birth certificate, council tax bill or utility bill. 

 

What documents will you receive for registering a death?

 

After registering a death in Torquay, you will be given a certificate for burial or cremation. The registrar can send it on to Willow Lake if we are your chosen funeral director. To do this, you need to provide them with our email address and phone number ([email protected] / 0800 464 7277). 

 

You will also receive a death certificate. This document is important for sorting the deceased’s legal affairs. 

 

The Tell Us Once service

 

In addition to registering a death, you will also need to inform other governmental organisations, such as the Passport Office, HMRC and the DVLA. These are all covered by the Tell Us Once service, saving you time. 

You can access the Tell Us Once service here.

 

Willow Lake funeral directors in Torquay

 

You can arrange a professional and low-cost funeral with Willow Lake Funeral Directors in Torquay for £1995. Not only is this significantly less than the average cost of a funeral in the UK at £3837, it also includes everything you need without any hidden fees or disbursements. 

 

For example, Willow Lake provides you with a local celebrant to help you to organise a bespoke non-religious funeral. Alternatively, you can choose a religious officiant from any religion to lead your service. Your representative will meet with you to plan the service and will conduct proceedings on the day, ensuring that your preferences are met. 

 

To find out more about Willow Lake’s funerals or for more information about registering a death in Torquay, please call us on 0800 464 7277 or send an email to [email protected].

Register a death in Kingston

How to register a death in Kingston upon Thames

Register a death in Kingston

When someone passes away, not only is it an emotional time, but it seems as though there are a million and one things you need to sort out. An essential task to complete is to register the death. The following guide should explain everything you need to know about registering a death in Kingston upon Thames.

 

If you would like any additional support, you can speak to our expert team on 0800 464 7277. We can help you to begin planning and organising your funeral with Willow Lake.

 

Why do you need to register a death?

Registering a death provides a formal record of the death. It is a criminal offence to neglect to do so. The registration details the cause of death and it is a necessary step to receive either an application for a cremation or a certificate for burial.

 

Before you can register a death in Kingston, you must ensure that the registrar receives the medical certificate of cause of death. This certificate must be written by a doctor, and it includes the official cause of death. Doctors and coroners usually send this directly to the local registrar.

How to obtain a medical certificate

How you obtain the medical certificate depends on where and how the person died. 

 

At a hospital or care home

At a hospital, a doctor will usually send the medical certificate directly to the local registrar. Likewise, if a death occurs at a care home, the administrative staff will typically send the certificate to the registrar or give it to the person’s next of kin.

 

You can contact Kingston’s two main hospitals’ bereavement lines with the details below.

 

​​Kingston Hospital Bereavement – 020 8934 3355

St George’s Hospital Bereavement – 020 8725 3410

 

At home

If the person passed away at home and the death was expected, you need to call their GP. The person’s doctor can then come and verify the death. However, if you are unable to reach the doctor’s surgery, you must call the NHS helpline on 111 instead. They can arrange a medical professional to come to the house and verify the death. 

 

In these instances, the GP may give you the certificate personally. More commonly, however, they will send the certificate directly to the local registrar’s office.

 

If someone dies at home and the death is unexpected, you must call the emergency services on 999 and ask for an ambulance and the police. In cases where the cause of death is not immediately apparent to medical personnel, further investigation is necessary.

 

When is a coroner involved?

If the medical personnel who arrive at the house are uncertain about the cause of death, they will call a coroner. This includes situations where the death is violent, the person took their own life, or where the death is linked to a medical procedure. The coroner will investigate the cause of death, which may involve a post-mortem. 

 

You cannot register a death until the coroner’s investigations are complete. This will often delay the funeral. Once the coroner has completed their work, they will release the body for the funeral. 

 

Kingston is part of the West London Coroner’s district. You can reach them on 020 8753 6800. 

 

How to register a death with the Kingston registrar

With the exception of cases where the coroner is involved, it is a legal requirement to register a death with the local registrar of the district where the person passed away. In the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, this is at the Kingston Register Office. You can find their details below.

 

Please contact them via phone number or email address below to book an appointment:

Telephone: 020 8547 5000

Email: [email protected]

 

The Old Court House
Guildhall
High Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1EU

Opening Hours by appointment only: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm | Saturday 10am – 1pm

 

Registering a death will provide you with a death certificate. You will also receive a certificate for a burial or cremation, also known as a green form. 

 

The registrar will email the green form directly to us if you tell them that Willow Lake is your funeral director. Our email address is [email protected] and our phone number is 0800 464 7277. This will not be necessary, however, if the coroner is involved.

 

Who can register the death?

Only the following people can register a death:

 

  • a relative
  • someone who was there when the person died
  • someone living at the address where the person died
  • someone arranging the funeral (with the exception of the undertaker)

 

Registering the death can be done over the phone. The registrar will need the following information about the person who has died:

 

  • the date of death
  • where the death occurred
  • full name (including any other names they may have been known by)
  • their date of birth
  • where they were born
  • their occupation
  • their address
  • your name and address

 

What does a Willow Lake funeral involve?

Willow Lake funerals are caring and professional and always catered to the wishes of your friend or family member. We help you to choose the right celebrant or religious officiant for you from our experienced Kingston team. They will meet with you to help create a truly personalised funeral service, whether the ceremony will be secular or religious.

 

We will then take care of the remaining paperwork on your behalf. Our expert team will liaise with the doctors or the West London Coroner in order that the legal paperwork is completed swiftly and efficiently. 

 

Willow Lake will also take care of the deceased on your behalf. We will collect them from your home, the hospital or care home. 

 

On the day itself, we will have the coffin waiting at Kingston Chapel. Your chosen celebrant or religious officiant will also be there to support you. They will greet you, your family and your guests and conduct the service according to your wishes. 

 

After the service, you can choose to have the ashes delivered to you or we can scatter your loved one’s ashes in Kingston Cemetery’s idyllic and peaceful gardens. The ashes are usually ready in the week following your service. We provide them in a wooden urn with an engraved nameplate. If you are unable to collect them immediately, we can also store them for up to 12 months free of charge.

 

How much does a Willow Lake funeral in Kingston cost?

Willow Lake funerals in Kingston have one fixed fee of £1,995. This includes all costs with no hidden fees or upfront payments. Our clients on average save £984 compared to other funeral directors in Kingston. Get in touch today to find out more or to begin planning a funeral in Kingston or any other of our locations.

Our phone number is 0800 464 7277 and our email address is [email protected]

Kingston crematorium

Setting a new standard for funeral directors in Kingston

Kingston crematorium

Did you know that funeral directors in Kingston charge on average almost £3000 for a cremation funeral? With a lack of competition meaning funeral directors in Kingston can charge what they like at a time when people are feeling particularly vulnerable. 

 

We pride ourselves on being the best funeral directors in Kingston at a fixed price of £1995

 

We believe funerals should be dignified, individual and fairly priced, with no hidden fees, which is why we set up Willow Lake.  Willow Lake offers personal funeral services within Kingston upon Thames at a fair, fixed price of £1995.

 

Celebrants create a personal service

 

You can choose from our team of local celebrants. They will meet with you and help you to craft a bespoke funeral including poetry, readings, music and personal stories to truly reflect your loved one’s life. They will then conduct the service on the day. 

 

Note: We can put you in touch with a religious officiant if you prefer – just ask.

 

Celebrants in Kingston Upon Thames

 

How it works 

We’ll take care of all the paperwork and collection of your loved one. Your loved one’s coffin will be at the venue for the service. Your celebrant will be there to greet you and will then conduct the service.

 

The cremation takes place after the funeral and the ashes will be available the following week. The ashes will be presented in a contemporary wooden urn with a metal nameplate.

 

Fairly-priced funerals without compromise 

 

Price of a funeral in Kingston Upon Thames

 

Fair and transparent, our price includes all costs, with no hidden fees. While we charge significantly less than other funeral directors in Kingston Upon Thames, we will never compromise on our quality or service.

 

Any questions?

Please call our friendly team on 0800 464 7277 or email [email protected]

Simple Funerals at Willow Lake

Pared-back simple funerals in Kingston

Simple Funerals at Willow Lake

Without all of the old-fashioned formalities, frills and rituals of a traditional funeral, a simple funeral offers the opportunity for a much more imaginative and personal experience. It also happens to be a much more cost-effective way to say goodbye – but going for this more modern approach doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the important things when it comes to celebrating your loved one’s life. 

 

Simple funerals in the Kingston Upon Thames area

 

Willow Lake is proud to offer simple funerals in Kingston, Surbiton, New Malden, and the surrounding area for a fixed price of  £1995. There are no hidden fees.

 

Celebrants in Kingston Upon Thames

 

Let Willow Lake look after you 

 

From paperwork to collecting your loved one, our thoughtful team will look after everything for you. Our caring celebrants are here to support you in creating the perfect farewell too. This can include music, readings, personal stories, or anything else you would like to include. We can also put you in touch with a religious officiant if you prefer.

 

On the day of the funeral, your celebrant will welcome you and your guests into our chapel. Your loved one’s coffin will be there when you arrive and your celebrant will conduct your service, introducing speakers if requested. Music can be played through the speaker systems.

 

After your service, the cremation will take place and your loved one’s ashes will be available for collection the following week. The ashes are presented in a contemporary wooden urn with an engraved metal nameplate or can be scattered within our gardens of remembrance at no extra charge.

 

Willow Lake clients save an average of £984 compared to other funeral directors in Kingston Upon Thames. We offer funeral at a fair, fixed price of £1995 with no hidden charges.

 

Any questions?

Please call our friendly team on 0800 464 7277 or email [email protected]

Price of a funeral in Kingston Upon Thames

Price of a funeral in Kingston Upon Thames

Cheap Funerals in Kingston Upon Thames

Price of a funeral in Kingston Upon Thames

The price of the average funeral in the UK is now £3885. But at Willow Lake, we strongly believe that funerals don’t need to be that expensive to give your loved one a unique and personal send off. We offer simple funerals in Kingston for just £1995. And although our funerals in Kingston are cheap – almost half the average price – we refuse to compromise on quality or care.

 

So what is the difference between a simple and a traditional funeral?

 

A simple funeral is very much like a traditional funeral. One of our celebrants, or a religious officiant if you prefer, will talk with you and support you in creating a personalised funeral service that captures the spirit of your loved one.

 

Meanwhile Willow Lake will liaise with the hospital or coroner to arrange all the necessary legal paperwork.

 

On the day of the funeral service, your chosen celebrant or officiant will be at the funeral hall to welcome your guests. The coffin will be in the hall throughout the service. The celebrant or official will then conduct the service according to your wishes. 

 

The cremation takes place after the service and the ashes are available for collection around one week later. The ashes are presented in a contemporary wooden urn with an engraved nameplate. We have alternative memorial options available on request ( at extra cost), please ask us about them.

 

What are the payment terms for your funerals in Kingston?

 

We don’t ask for a deposit or payment in advance as we understand that funerals are often an unexpected expense. Our usual payment terms are within two weeks after the cremation has taken place. 

 

Can I spread the cost of the funeral?

 

Yes. We have a financing partner who will let you spread the cost over a number of months. The loan is subject to a transparent and reasonable rate of interest. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

 

If you are entitled to government benefits then you may be eligible for the funeral expenses payment. This usually covers a large portion of the fee for our simple funeral.

 

Any questions?  Get in touch using the form below. Alternatively you can email [email protected] or call to speak to our compassionate and approachable team on 0800 464 7277.

Simple Funerals at Willow Lake

Humanist Funerals in Kingston Upon Thames

Simple Funerals at Willow Lake

If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional religious funeral in Kingston, then a humanist funeral service might be the right choice for you and your family. Willow Lake is proud to offer humanist funerals in Kingston Upon Thames at a fixed, fair price.

 

What is a humanist funeral?

 

A humanist funeral is a non-religious funeral service and it can be as individual as the life you are remembering. The service is led by a non-religious celebrant and they will work with you to craft a unique and personal service.

 

What is a celebrant?


A celebrant is a non-religious professional who performs ceremonies such as weddings, baby namings and funerals. Our specialist funeral celebrants are experts at sympathetically supporting families throughout the process and working with them to write the service and select music, poetry and/or readings, as well as delivering the service at the funeral.

Celebrants in Kingston Upon Thames

Do I have to be a humanist to have a humanist funeral?

 

No, humanist funerals are suitable for anyone who would prefer a non-religious funeral service. Our celebrants will always also ensure that guests with religious beliefs attending the funeral are made to feel welcome and included.

 

What happens at a humanist funeral?

 

That’s entirely up to you. Your celebrant will follow your wishes. Often people prefer to focus on an uplifting service that celebrates the life of the person. You can include stories, music, poetry, or anecdotes. Friends and family are also welcome to speak – to share memories, or to do a reading.

 

When you arrive; your celebrant will greet you and your guests and welcome you into the hall. The coffin will be at the front of the hall. Your celebrant will then conduct the service. At the end of the service, your chosen music will be played as you and your guests leave.

 

The cremation takes place after the funeral and the ashes can be collected the following week. 

 

Where are humanist funerals in Kingston held?

 

We host our services in a beautiful chapel within the grounds of Kingston cemetery, just a short drive from the centre of Kingston Upon Thames. The chapel can accommodate up to 40 guests. It  has a modern sound system and ample free parking.

 

I want a humanist funeral but I don’t really know what to include. Can you help?

 

Our celebrants have many years of experience and are there to offer help and advice. They can explain all the options and make recommendations that help you to choose a service that feels just right. 

 

As there is no set script it is really important for our celebrants to speak with you and/or your family, so they can create a truly unique service.

 

What do humanist funerals in Kingston cost?

 

Our price is £1995. There are no hidden or unexpected fees. Please click here to find out more or call us on 0800 464 7277.

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