Services We Offer

There is no other experience in life that compares to losing a loved one. The pain and grief can be eased considerably with the acceptance of death which can be achieved through ceremonies associated with a funeral.

When death occurs, whether it is at home or in hospital, you will be confronted with the tasks and responsibilities which may prove complicated and emotionally difficult to perform. At this time your funeral director will guide and assist you in every way they can. We can discuss all the options available to you and tailor the funeral to suit your requirements.

Funerals

Our knowledge and experience allows us to care for families at a time of loss.

We will arrange the funeral in accordance with your wishes. Our services include liaising with Doctors, hospitals, clergy, crematoria, cemeteries, newspapers, florists, caterers, musicians and anyone else who may be involved to ensure your every wish is carried out.

In addition, we offer a world-wide repatriation service.

We offer a 24 hour service. We are available day and night.

Finally, we offer pre-paid funeral plans for anyone wishing to pre-plan and pre-pay for their funeral to ensure their funeral is carried out exactly in accordance with their wishes and at today’s prices.

Costs And Charges

We will advise you of the costs and charges to be incurred, culminating in a full written estimate that should be agreed and signed so that you feel confident with the arrangements you have made.

The Funeral account itself is divided into two separate parts, the funeral director's charges and disbursements. These contain our professional fees and overhead costs, which include our professional services in making the funeral arrangements, arranging documentation and necessary personal attendances, the conveyance of the deceased to our private chapel of rest and the use of the same prior to the funeral.

Chapel Of Rest

Relatives and friends can visit our chapel of rest at any time. Hygienic treatment is very important to us. The benefits include preservation of your loved one, presentation to restore the natural skin tones and for sanitation to protect the family.

Hearse And Limousines

The chauffeur driven hearse for the funeral and bearers are an essential part of our service to you. Limousines are available to chauffer the family to the funeral if that is their wish.

Floral Tributes

Flowers are a beautiful way to pay your respects to a loved one. We are able to help guide you with floral tributes and florists in our area.

Memorials

A memorial is not just a marker erected over a grave to remind us of the name of the deceased, it is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a tribute to a life now ended and perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved.

Choose a design and material to meet the regulations of the cemetery or churchyard, harmonise with the surroundings, and choose a suitable memorable inscription.

When the funeral has taken place it can take some months depending on the condition of the ground, before the grave can take an existing headstone or a new one.

Cremated Remains

It has only recently been acknowledged that simply having cremated remains scattered or buried in a garden of remembrance does not assist the healing process after the funeral. Today most cemeteries have small graves that can be purchased solely for cremated remains.

These "Cremated Remains" graves can be visited by your family allowing you to pay your respects and mark the grave with a memorial.

St. Albans Funeral Services