Planning the Service

There are many different options in the organisation of a funeral service that will help to create a personal and fitting commemoration. We cater for religious, non-religious, simple and bespoke spiritual funerals and are here to advise, organise and support you throughout the arrangements and liaise with third parties to ensure that the day runs smoothly.

A simple funeral will include moving the deceased to a chapel of rest, a foil coffin, the opening and closing of a grave or cremation, provision of a hearse to the cemetery or crematorium, the services of an Officiating minister and of the funeral director and staff.

Burial or Cremation

One of the first decisions to be made is whether the funeral will be a burial or cremation. The choice between the two is a very personal one and may depend upon family tradition, religious beliefs and the wishes of the person who has died.  You will also need to decide upon the type of service and where it will be held.

BURIAL

If you decide upon a burial, you will need to purchase a grave or re-open an existing grave where there is already one in existence, for example as part of a family plot.

If possible we will need the deeds relating to any previously purchased grave. We can help you to locate these if they are not in your possession and can check there is space for further burials.

Where there is an existing grave, we can arrange the reopening, and removal of any memorials in place prior to the funeral. You may wish to purchase a new memorial stone or add an inscription to an existing one.

As well as the bespoke burials, please see examples of burials we can offer: 

  • A Simple Burial

Provision of our professional services, guidance, support and advice; completion of necessary documents; and carrying out arrangements as per your instructions. Collection within 10 miles during working hours, and care for the deceased up to 10 days prior to and during the funeral.

The use of a private ambulance vehicle for removal and hearse on the day of the funeral, provision of a “Maes Llydan” standard sized foil oak effect coffin fitted out in Brass or Nickle to your choice, lined and furnished with a frill and matching shroud, with 6 wreath holders, 6 handles and engraved name plate. Direct to the cemetery by hearse burial in an unlined grave for 1, (if the cemetery has rock, an additional charge will be applied), and a grave marker with engraved plate.

If your requirements differ from the above we will provide an estimated price list which covers many of the extras which you may like.

Please note Cemetery fees vary a great deal from area to area, and cemetery to cemetery.

Other types of coffins can be provided.

Maes Llydan Coffin – Oak Foil (Other Coffins can be supplied at an extra cost)

Important note

Disbursements are fees paid by us on your behalf such as fees charged by crematorium, church, chapel, cemetery, officiating ministers, medical, obituary notice, or any other cost payable on your behalf.

Cemetery fees vary depending location of the Cemetery used and residency, these are set by the authority in charge.

  • DIRECT Burial Service

This is a new type of service which can be offered if required.

No Service and No one in attendance

Provision of our professional services, guidance, support and advice; completion of necessary documents; and carrying out arrangements as per your instructions. Collection within 10 miles during working hours 09:00 -16:00, and care for the deceased up to 7 days prior to and during the funeral.

The use of a private ambulance vehicle for removal, provision of a standard sized foil oak effect coffin fitted out in Nickle, lined and furnished with a Closing down shroud, with 4 wreath holders, 4 handles and engraved name plate. Direct to the Cemetery by private ambulance. Grave for 1 and an engraved grave marker.

CREMATION

A cremation is the alternative to a burial. You may wish to hold the service at the Crematorium or if you prefer, the service can be held elsewhere, in a church for example, followed by a shorter service (or ‘committal’) at the Crematorium.

There are restrictions with regard to what may be cremated with the person who has died. Some materials, metals for example, are forbidden. We can advise you about arranging for particular items to stay with the person.

You will need to decide upon the final resting place for the ashes. You may wish to keep them in an urn, bury them or scatter them in a meaningful location. You don’t have to make a decision about this straight away.

As well as the bespoke cremations, please see examples of cremation funerals we can offer: 

  • A Simple Funeral at Bangor Crematorium

Provision of our professional services, guidance, support and advice; completion of necessary documents; and carrying out arrangements as per your instructions. Collection within 10 miles during working hours 0900 to 16:00, and care for the deceased up to 10 days prior to and during the funeral.

The use of a private ambulance vehicle for removal and hearse on the day of the funeral, provision of a “Maes Llydan” foil oak effect coffin fitted out in Brass or Nickle to your choice, lined and furnished with a frill and matching shroud, with 6 wreath holders, 6 handles and engraved name plate. Direct to the Crematorium by hearse.

If your requirements differ from the above we will provide an estimated price list which covers many of the extras which

Disbursements are fees paid by us on your behalf such as fees charged by crematorium, church, chapel, cemetery, officiating ministers, medical, obituary notice, flowers or any other cost payable on your behalf. A fee will be charged if you require service sheets, casket for burial of ashes, scatter tube, keepsake urn.

Cremation fees vary depending location of Crematorium used, residency, time of day or if a service is held on a weekend, if certificates for burial of ashes or taking ashes abroad and use of organ when permitted.

  • DIRECT Cremation Service at Bangor Crematorium,

    No Service and No one in attendance

Unattended funerals can also be arranged, these are usually held at the Crematorium closest to us which is Bangor, however Colwyn Bay may be used. Times reserved for an unattended funeral are 08:15 and 08:30 (this may change without notice)

Provision of our professional services, guidance, support and advice; completion of necessary documents; and carrying out arrangements as per your instructions. Collection within 10 miles during working hours 09:00 -16:00, and care for the deceased up to 7 days prior to and during the funeral.

The use of a private ambulance vehicle for removal, provision of a standard sized foil oak effect coffin fitted out in Nickle, lined and furnished with a Closing down shroud, with 6 wreath holders, 6 handles and engraved name plate. Direct to the Crematorium by private ambulance.

If ashes are to be returned the person applying for the cremation may pick up the Ashes from the Crematorium office during the next working day.

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Choosing a Coffin or Urn

We supply a wide range of coffins and caskets for burial or cremation, from the most simple to the truly elaborate. From traditional wooden coffins to those with designs and personalisation to wicker and eco friendly variations, we can help you decide upon the most suitable.

We also supply a range of urns in various designs,  sizes and materials to best suit your decision about the final disposition of the ashes. We are on hand to deal with any questions or queries that you may have and help you make the choice.

You can find our supplier’s full range of products by visiting their websites:

Halliday Funeral SuppliesCoffin Catalogue | Halliday Funeral Supplies (hallidayltd.co.uk)

Colourful Coffins – Types of Coffin | Personal Picture Coffins from Colourful Coffins ® | Tel: 01865 779172

EcoffinsBamboo Coffins | Handmade Bamboo Coffins | Ecoffins – Beautifully Handcrafted, Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly Coffins | Ecoffins

Urns with love –  Beautifully hand crafted Urns and Keepsake for funeral memorials – UrnsWithLove

Coffin Bearers

You may choose friends or relatives to carry the coffin during the service. While this may seem intimidating to those who have not performed the role before, we are on hand to give direction, advise, reassure and prepare.

Alternatively, we will provide bearers should you prefer us to do so.

Transport

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We provide a choice of transportation to and from the service including limousines and the traditional horse drawn hearse. Transportation on the day will typically be from the family home to the place of the service, and then away from the location afterwards.

We will discuss your thoughts and requirements with you, and advise on availability and costings.