Burial or Cremation


Churchyard Burials

With churchyard burials, there are specific guidelines the church has to follow. If you would like your loved one to be buried in your parish churchyard, we will advise if there are still burial opportunities available and if there are any particular regulations that need to be followed.


Burials in a cemetery, whether privately owned or owned by a local authority (such as a district council or parish council), all have their own regulations that will need to be discussed with your funeral arranger.

If a family plot already exists, we may be able to organise its reopening, provided there is enough remaining space and appropriate permission can be obtained.


There is a vast choice of crematoria in Staffordshire and throughout the UK. Each crematorium will have different amenities with regards to music systems, multi-media facilities, seating, waiting rooms, garden of remembrance, etc. We are here to advise you with information about all local crematoria, so that you can make an informed choice.

Service times can vary from 30 minutes to 50 minutes, so this can be a very important factor when making decisions on picking the best location for the service.

There are also significant variations in crematoria seating capacities, so if you are expecting a large number of people, please make your funeral arranger aware of this, and we will be able to advise you on which local crematoria can accommodate you best.

In addition, we will be able to assist you with your decision on what you wish to do with the cremated remains. If you have not made any decision yet, we can hold them in our care until a decision is made.

Other Factors

Music at a funeral service is an important factor, as this will help to you to personalise your loved one’s service. Your funeral arranger will be able to advise on downloading your selected music tracks, providing CDs or even organising live music if that is what you would like.

If you require hymns to be played during the service, your funeral arranger will also be able to advise on the number of hymns possible during the service time, whether you require an organist or if it can be played through the music system.

There are lots of factors to think about when arranging a burial or cremation. Our supportive team will work at your pace while taking the strain of making the arrangements away from you.