The choice between burial and cremation is a very personal one and may be influenced by many factors, including family tradition, religion or the wishes of the person who has died.
What is a crematorium?
A crematorium is the building where cremations are held. It is the main alternative to holding a funeral in church. In a crematorium there is a space to hold a service, and there is a cemetery and gardens outside.
If you choose a cremation, one of the first things to decide is what sort of service you would like and where to hold it. You might want to hold it the crematorium or, if you prefer, you can hold the service in another place, like a church, and then have a shorter service called a ‘committal’ at the crematorium.
The charge for the crematorium will vary depending on where you live. Your local Funeral Director will be able to let you know what the costs for crematoria in your area are.
Regulations for cremations
There are restrictions about what may be cremated with the person who has died - for example materials such as some metals are forbidden. If you would particularly like an item to stay with the person who has died you can speak to your Funeral Director.
The Simple Funeral
For those wanting to arrange a simple funeral, we offer a ‘Simple Funeral’ option, with the comfort of knowing that quality isn’t compromised, as we guarantee to provide our usual outstanding levels of care and standards for your loved one.
The cost of which is lower than the average price of a funeral we arrange. Take a look at what our Simple Funeral includes.
What to do when someone dies
If someone has died and you need immediate assistance please contact your local Funeral Director or contact us on the details below. We are here to help and support you.
Call us on: 0800 088 4883
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Members get a minimum £225 back on their card!
If you are an existing Co-op Member, you will earn 5% of the cost of the funeral (or a minimum £225) and 1% back to your local community, when you pay for your funeral.