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Organising A Cemetery Burial Near Catford

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The majority of cemeteries are run by the local authority in each borough. It is important to know that: with the exception of private cemeteries where any person may be laid to rest

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Things To Consider For A Cemetery Burial

The information in each section is intended as a guide to give you an idea of what is possible. By no means are most of these requirements and if you have any questions regarding this information or anything else, you can contact our team at any stage

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Our Support To Plan A Burial In Lewisham

Our team is on hand to guide you through the full process whenever you need us. We will provide you with expert local knowledge and advice across Lewisham and surrounding areas, as well as coordinating as much of the cremation planning for you as we can

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The Procession

The funeral procession route to the funeral is entirely at your discretion. Our team can meet you directly at the funeral location or alternative you may wish to include:

Limousines

We can provide chauffeur driven limousines to transport up to six family and friends within each vehicle. Our cars will take you to any requested location after the funeral.

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Funeral Officiant

A funeral officiant will help you to plan and create the service content for your love one’s funeral. They will spend time listening to you, learning about your loved one and building a structure for the day. We can help you to find a suitable a person. This may be a:

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The Paperwork

In order for a burial to go ahead, the required legal paperwork must be submitted to the cemetery at least 3 days prior to the funeral date. We will help you to gather and prepare each of these documents for the funeral.

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The Ceremony

You will always have between 30 and 60 minutes to conduct a service for your loved at the graveside, which is where the committal will take place as the coffin is lowered. Many families also choose to hold a service at a different venue first. This may be the chapel at the cemetery or perhaps a local Church beforehand. Some of this things you may wish to consider for the service are:

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Carrying The Coffin

Family members helping to carry the coffin can be an important and powerful moment for some people. If requested, our team will provide full support and guidance on the day to anyone who may wish to, so that this can be done in a safe manner. There would need to be either 4 or 6 people carrying the coffin.

Alternatively, of course, we can provide our own professional pallbearers who will carry your loved one's coffin for the funeral. Should a family decide that it is too much for them to carry the coffin on the day, our team will be able to step in and take their place alongside the other bearers.

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Headstone and Memorials

Following a burial, we must allow the ground to settle for 12 months before erecting a full memorial headstone. This provides you with plenty of time to consider the wide range of options available. We work closely with a local stonemasons who can advise you on everything from the type of stone, shape of the memorial or the type of inscription.

Temporary Wooden Cross Grave Marker

During the initial 12 month period as the ground settles, we can provide you with a temporary wooden cross to mark the grave. The cross comes with personalised plaque which can detail any inscription you choose.

Lawn Grave Memorial

Some cemeteries have what is known as "lawn grave" sections. This is where the headstones will follow the same or a similar style and are surrounded by a grass lawn area. We have a range of memorials suitable for this style of grave.

Full Headstone & Kerb​

The traditional and most common form of a memorial is the full headstone and kerb in front of the grave. There are lots of different styles and options here so is best to speak directly with a memorial consultant to advise you through

Cremated Remains Grave Memorial

Following the internment of ashes you may also wish to place a smaller memorial on the grave location. There are again many options for these smaller memorials and our team can take you through what is available

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The Committal

The final moments as the coffin is lowered into the ground are known as the committal and can be an important moment of closure. Typically this moment may be marked with a specific reading or prayer from your officiant, however there are many ways you may wish to say a final goodbye such as:

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Memorial Page

Our memorial pages are a convenient and easy way for you to communicate all of the necessary information about the funeral to everyone attending or following along online. We can create the page for you or alternatively we can provide you with logins to the website so that you can add, edit and update any of the content at any time.

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Live Streaming The Funeral

You may also wish to consider live streaming the funeral using our professional streaming service. There are a number of benefits of using this service including:

We will host and display the live stream of the service directly within your loved one memorial page making it very easy for everyone to access, and without the need for any IT literacy

All paperwork and administrative processes taken care of

When a person dies, the paperwork, admin and everything you need to do can feel overwhelming. We are here to take some of the pressure off and to try and make everything as simple as possible. Our support includes: