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ARRANGING THE FUNERAL SERVICE

Funerals Chingford - choosing a coffin or urn

Choosing a coffin or urn

We offer a variety of coffins and urns, choose from the traditional wooden coffins to more unusual wicker or cardboard coffins. Coffins can also include unique paintings and designs helping you to personalise the funeral ceremony further.

In addition, people sometimes like to place items or mementos in the coffin with their loved one such as letters, photos, or something that reflects a favourite pastime of the deceased like a book, sport shirt, dance shoes and so on. We will advise you on this.

Funeral flowers and charitable donations

Funeral flowers

Flowers are associated with funerals as a way of paying tribute to the deceased and expressing sympathy to the deceased’s friends and family.

There are a wide variety of different funeral flower arrangements and you can choose specific types of flowers or colours, perhaps in line with the preference of the deceased if known. Choose from bespoke designs, coffin sprays and sympathy sprays to wreaths, bouquets, shaped and specialist tributes.



Charitable donations

Many people prefer charitable donations in lieu of flowers.

It is likely you will have a charity or good cause in mind who you would like to benefit from the money donated at the funeral. People usually select a charity relating to the deceased for example, a local hospice that they stayed at, or a charity linked to their cause of death such as a cancer, heart or kidney charity.

If you are unsure about who to choose, you can donate money to more than one charity. We will be able to offer some advice.

Funerals Chingford - Funeral flowers and charitable donations
Funerals Chingford - choose music and hymns

The Funeral Service

Music and hymns

We are able to give advice on all aspects of music for the funeral service and make the necessary arrangements.

During their life many people say that they have a song that they want played at their funeral and the choice of music played at a funeral can add a personal touch to the service.

It is becoming more and more popular for recorded music to be played at a funeral instead of, or in addition to, more traditional hymns and organ music.

Also live music and instrumental soloists may be requested, such as a piper or brass band.

Please be advised that if your funeral service is being held in a church, some ministers may only allow traditional music and hymns. Most crematoria have large collections of all types of music and most will allow you to provide your own music on CD.

It is best to let us know your choice of music

Poems, Readings and Eulogies

A friend or relative may wish to say a few words during a service about the person who has died. This is called a eulogy.

You can prepare a eulogy yourself or you may prefer a favourite poem or other reading.

Writing and giving a eulogy is a way of saying farewell to someone who has died.

Order of service sheets

You may wish to produce booklets or leaflets detailing the order of service. The Order of Service sheets can also include a few words about the deceased and photograph of them or an image of something of significance to them.

Funeral transport

Transport for the funeral service

We have access to a fleet of vehicles to meet your needs.
There are a range of funeral transport options available. The usual choice of vehicle is the motorised hearse, followed by a number of limousines of your choice to transport close friends and family of the deceased to and from the ceremony.

However, other types of funeral transport are available including:

  • Traditional horse drawn hearse
  • Motorcycle hearse
  • 4x4 hearse

We will of course advise on availability, practicality and costs on a range of available funeral transport options.

Choosing something more unusual can help make a funeral a fitting tribute to your loved one and the list above is not exhaustive of the range of options available.

Please discuss your thoughts and ideas with us and we will do everything we can to help.

The cortege journey

The hearse and following vehicles are known as a ‘cortege.’ We will of course discuss at length where the cortege will travel to and from and if you would like the cortege to take a particular route.

Coffin Bearers

You will need to decide who will carry the coffin during the funeral service.

Should you wish, this can be friends or relatives of the deceased, or we of course will be able to provide bearers to carry your loved ones coffin.

The task of carrying the coffin may seem daunting for those who have not performed the role before. However, we will give advice and direction on what to do when performing this important job, to provide reassurance and confidence for everything to go as smoothly as possible.

Viewing the deceased

Some people find it comforting to see the person who has died and like to bring a small gift or photograph to put in the coffin.

It really is a personal choice and we aim to help in any way we can.

Time to say goodbye in our chapel of rest will always be made available as part of our service.

Funerals Chingford - Funeral transport services

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Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 12.30pm

Address:

90 Old Church Rd, London, E4 8BX

  Phone:

020 8523 8868

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