Funeral arrangements are drastically changing…

As our nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we notice the huge change in provision of funeral services. 

There are restrictions on the number of people permitted to attend a funeral, so as to limit the spread of the virus.

There is a renewed interest in the direct cremation service, something which rose to prominence when it was discovered that David Bowie had opted for this method of funeral.

Direct cremation involves the body being taken directly from the hospital or home to the crematorium.  After the cremation the ashes are returned to the family for storing, interment or scattering.

The benefit of such a simple service is that it allows family to choose the most approriate memorial for their loved one, if at all.  There is no pressure to host a large funeral service.

It’s important to note as well that direct cremation is a very economical choice too.  That matters a lot just now when many families find themselves in unexpected financial difficulty.

If you’ve been thinking seriously about the funeral arrangements you or a loved one may require, then talk to us about prepaid funeral plans.

This is a great way not only to specify exactly what your wishes are, but also to ensure you can pay for them.  This relieves the financial burden on family.


Talk to us directly about how we can help you.  We’ll do what it takes to put your mind at rest.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Call us on 01865 688309