Preparing for a funeral

Preparing for a funeral isn’t an easy task and isn’t one that should be done alone either, with our help and assistance we can guide you to make the best choice and help you make all the arrangements you need to get the perfect send off for a loved one.

Arranging a Funeral

Preparing for a funeral

When will the funeral take place?

  • After making the funeral arrangements, the funeral will be held after approximately seven working days.
  • Prior to the funeral, it will need to have been arranged and booked via the church/crematorium of choice.
  • To consider and confirm every possible option, a meeting will be held either in our premises or in the comfort of your own home.
  • Here, we will let you know the earliest possible time that the funeral can take place.
  • Within reason, the date of the funeral is down to yourself/your family. For example, you/they may wish to avoid birthdays or other family occasions to ensure that the celebration of life can provide as much closure as possible.


For more information and support, please contact us at anytime, any day, we will offer you the support and advice you need during this hard period of time to make it as easy as possible for you and your family.

Or if you would prefer to contact us via other means, please visit our contact page for more information on how to get in touch.

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Burial or Cremation


  • More often than not, a burial costs more than cremation.
  • When choosing a burial, you need to make the choice of a preferred cemetery or churchyard to be buried in and secondly, will it be a new grave or using an existing one?
  • Burial graves can be opened to have enough space for two to three people.
  • If there is an existing family grave to be re-opened, we will need details so that we can locate the grave.


  • Cremations are often less expensive than burials.
  • If you choose a cremation is chosen, we need to know which is your preferred crematorium?

Our local crematoriums are as follows; Wigan Crematorium, Howe Bridge Crematorium, St. Helens Crematorium and Walton Lea Crematorium.

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Can I choose a memorial for the grave?

Individual cemeteries/churchyards have different regulations on memorials at the grave. If you have any questions regarding this that we will be more than happy to offer our assistance.