Our Funeral Services
Traditional Burials or Cremation
Natural 'Greener' Funerals
Assist with Choosing a Coffin or Casket
Dedicated Chapel of Rest
Provide Hearse and Funeral Cars
Organise Floral tributes and Donations
Order of Service and Music
Memorials and Cremation Caskets
Arranging a Funeral
It can be a very emotional and stressful time for everyone when a loved one passes away and the thought of having to arrange a Funeral, Allwood Funeral Directors are here for you 24 hours a day and can arrange the funeral exactly as you would want it to be. You can contact us at any time of day or night and we will arrange for your loved one to be taken to our chapel of rest where we will look after them.
One of the first things to ascertain is, was there is a pre-paid funeral plan in place, not only should this cover the costs, but express some of the wishes of your loved one.
Burial or Cremation?, a personal decision which is often influenced by factors such as family tradition, religion or the wishes of your loved one, and of course the different costs involved with a Burial Service or a Cremation.
Burial or Cremation
Burial was once the preferred or only choice, over 70% of people now choose cremation. Cremation has become the majority choice for a number of reasons. Pressure is growing on available space for burial, with the result that the cost of cremation is substantially lower than the cost of a traditional Burial. The decision between burial and cremation may be made on religious or cultural grounds, for most Christians, cremation is acceptable and common practice, it may be other simple, personal reasons such as family traditions that determine your choice.
A consideration for some is burial has fewer restrictions than Cremation about the placing of possessions, choice of clothing and decoration than a cremation, Allwood Funeral Directors are able to advise you on any restrictions that may influence your choice of Cremation or Burial.
Allwood Funeral Directors helping you celebrate the life of a loved one
Whichever way you choose to celebrate an individual's life, there are numerous possibilities and almost anything can be considered, we are happy to run through the choices available and help you make an informed decision. Allwood Funeral Directors are here to help you to arrange the funeral to reflect the life of your loved one. Whether you'd like hymns or prayers or a special piece of music played, you may also be thinking about poetry, a passage from a favourite book or a reading, maybe you would like photographs displayed. You might be considering whether to dress the deceased in their own clothing, or that the coffin is decorated to reflect an interest or hobby they may have enjoyed.
Hymns or prayers or a special piece of music
Poetry, a passage from a favourite book or a reading
Displaying a photograph at the service
Decorating the coffin to reflect an interest or hobby they may have enjoyed
Allwood Funeral Directors appreciate it's not just about the cards and flowers, it's about those personal touches that celebrate a person's life. As well as an occasion to show love and respect to the person who has died, it gives family and friends another way to say goodbye, express their grief and acknowledge the death, all of which is an important part of the grieving process.
The Funeral ceremony can be as formal or as informal as you want it to be.