This guide will explain everything you need to know about arranging a funeral for a loved one, from the moment they pass away to making all of the necessary funeral arrangements:
Choosing an experienced and professional funeral director will help ease the burden and stress of arranging a funeral. At Dignity, we spend time getting to know you and will help you create the most fitting tribute for the person who has passed away.
Our Funeral Directors are honoured to serve the local communities they are part of, with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We promise to provide unequalled support, reassurance, and attention to detail when arranging a funeral for your loved one.
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The person who has passed away may have left instructions about the type of funeral they wanted. If they didn't make their wishes known, you will need to decide what type of service you would like for your loved one. Whether you choose a cremation or burial, we'll be able to make all of the arrangements on your behalf.
We can cater for any type of funeral service; from traditional religious services to personalied celebrations of life, our Funeral Directors will help you arrange a send-off which reflects the life of your loved one and commemorates them in a special and unique way.
Every funeral is unique and deeply personal. We're here to support and advise you at every step, with uncompromising compassion and respect. We offer two funeral choices, allowing you to select the one that's most suited to you and the wishes of your loved one.
If you would like to create an entirely personal and bespoke commemoration, our Full Service Funeral will help celebrate your loved one's life story. Alternatively, if you are able to be a little more flexible on certain aspects of the funeral, our Simple Funeral includes all of the essentials at a lower cost.
Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create an entirely personal and bespoke commemoration, reflecting the individual life of your loved one
Full Service Funeral details
A Simple Funeral from Dignity offers a complete funeral at a lower cost, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered
Simple Funeral details
A funeral is a very personal event and people often have different requirements. There are a number of details that you will need to take care of, from arranging funeral transport to choosing songs to be played during the service.
We will do everything we can to make sure your needs are met, helping to plan a fitting farewell for the person who has passed away.
The cost of a funeral will depend on the arrangements you choose to make. Funeral costs are typically made up of funeral director fees, third party costs, and optional costs.
Third party costs are additional charges which we will manage on your behalf. These payments can vary depending on where you live and whether you choose a cremation or burial service for your loved one. Optional costs cover special requests, such as memorials and floral tributes.
Letting people know about the funeral arrangements can be quite difficult and time consuming. If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice.
Our online Funeral Notices service provides clients with a simple and respectful way of sharing the details of their loved one's funeral with family and friends.
A Funeral Notice makes it quick and easy to find out when the service is taking place and where it is being held. You can also collect online donations for a special charity and provide the option for people to send flowers.
Family and friends can choose to receive notifications using their email address, making sure they are kept up-to-date if any of the arrangements were to change.
Find out more about Funeral Notices.
Once you've made all of the funeral arrangements, it's important to understand what happens on the day of the funeral. If you’re unsure of what to expect, our funeral arrangers will explain everything you need to know.
We will guide you through each step, attending to your every need before, during, and after the service takes place.
Learn more about the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service, and the wake.
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Families choose us because the little details matter to us just as much as they matter to you
I can honestly say that I would 100% recommend using this company. The service and care from start to finish was outstanding.
Joann G, July 2019
The level of service we received was absolutely fantastic and made what was an extremely emotional time so much easier to bear.
Jacqueline C, July 2019
Helpful and friendly, I felt they really went the extra mile to make a confusing and upsetting experience more manageable and bearable.
Amber S, July 2019
Compassionate, patient and really professional service that took care of us and our loved one at what was a profoundly difficult time.
Sean D, July 2019
Having never been in this position before they gave us all the guidance and information needed and provided comfort to the family.
Priscilla G, July 2019
We have over 800 Funeral Directors across the UK. If you’re looking for professional help and support when planning a funeral, your local Funeral Director will be able to offer advice on how to arrange a funeral for your loved one, wherever you are and whenever you need us.
Our rich and lengthy heritage means we can deliver our funeral services with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise. Discuss your requirements with us face-to-face at our premises or in the comfort of your own home; the choice is completely up to you.
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