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Arranging A Funeral

H.M Coroner

There are various reasons why a death may have to be reported to the Coroner by a doctor or by the police. The Coroners duty is to establish the cause of death when a doctor is unable to issue a death certificate. Procedures for registering the death differ when the Coroner becomes involved. Should this be the case, we are able to offer additional advice and information as necessary.

Our professional advice is freely available on any problems which may confront you. These may include questions concerning fees, costings, distance funerals (both at home or overseas), legal requirements, documentation, differing religious ceremonies, transport, press announcements, printing, catering, floral tributes, recording and forwarding charitable donations, assistance with funeral costs and any other personal concerns that you may have.

Help with Funeral Costs

The following information should be treated as general guidance.

Under certain circumstances the person responsible for making the funeral arrangements may be eligible for a grant or loan from the Department of Work and Pensions. This will generally apply should there be insufficient funds available to cover the cost of a private funeral, and if that person is in receipt of one the five major benefits payable by the Benefits Agency Clients confidentiality is observed at all times.


In the case of existing memorials it may be necessary to remove these from site to our workshops for works to be carried out, or removed to allow for a burial in an already existing grave to take place. A full written report and estimate of any proposed works together with recommendations will be sent concerning all works necessary. We are unable to offer a full and comprehensive service with regard to supplying any type of memorial to your personal specification. Brochures are readily available, and full written estimates and advice are provided without obligation. If preferred a visit to your home can be arranged to fully discuss your requirements and associated costs.