FUNERAL WITH US
Memorial Woodlands frees the family from the worries of organisation so that you can focus on creating a service that gives meaning and honours the departed.
OUR UNIQUE VENUE
We are the only funeral directors to have our own chapel, reception and burial grounds.
It is our belief that the marking of a death is an important rite of passage for the living. Whether the loved one has chosen to be buried in our woodland cemetery or cremated at a local crematorium, our facilities provide the serene setting for a dignified and unique funeral or cremation service. Following the service guests can relax and reminisce whilst we provide refreshments and a buffet lunch in our reception rooms. There is no rush at Memorial Woodlands, our facilities including the private garden are yours, and yours alone.
TAKING THE TIME
At Memorial Woodlands, we pride ourselves on giving you more choice before the funeral to craft a fitting occasion and more time to say private farewells on the day. These are the two elements which we believe make funerals here a more uplifting and cathartic experience for everyone.
It is our aim to accommodate all requests made by the departed and their family: our chapel of rest is available for family members to sit with your loved one in the days before the funeral; by arrangement, the deceased will be in the chapel before and after the service so that friends and family can pay their respects and say final private goodbyes. We assure you exclusive use of our chapel, reception rooms and gardens on the day of the funeral allowing you the time, space and privacy to mark this rite of passage with respect and dignity.
We believe that Memorial Woodlands is not just a place to say goodbye – it’s also a beautiful living memorial, where friends and family can visit and reminisce in the days, weeks and years that follow.
Our funeral directors will support and guide you with the highest standards– before, during, and after the funeral.
Your funeral director will guide you through all aspects of the funeral. The same funeral director will be with you throughout. They will help you from the first meeting until the end of the funeral, giving advice and guidance to ensure that everything is in place. Whether you would like a classically elegant funeral, a garden picnic or a day filled with music, we will help you craft a unique occasion which reflects the life and personality of your loved one. Our responsibility is to ensure that everything is arranged and that the occasion runs smoothly.
On your visit to us your funeral director will discuss all the choices and options open to you on all the different aspects of the funeral. These will include, burial plots, coffins, urns, hearses, catering, flowers and limousines. The funeral director will also show you the grounds, our Chapel of Rest as well as running through the entire cost breakdown. After discussions your funeral director will introduce you to the celebrant who is most suited to your needs. We always tell our families that it is very important that you feel comfortable with the recommended celebrant.
The family is now free to work with the celebrant to craft a service that has heart and meaning. This is achieved with your thoughts and input. There is no such thing as a correct way to hold a funeral, what matters is that the family help the celebrant find the words, music, pictures and stories that encapsulate a life. Our aim is that you leave feeling that you have done honour to the memory of your loved one.