Chapel of Rest
Once we’ve taken your loved one into our care, it will be wholly up to you whether you want to visit them at our Chapel of Rest facilities or not. Our caring professionals are more than happy to give you the support and advice you need when deciding whether to arrange a visit.
What is a Chapel of Rest?
A Chapel of Rest is a remembrance room often found in funeral homes where you can visit your loved one and pay your final respects before the funeral service.
What to expect at a Chapel of Rest
Many people choose to visit their loved one so that they can pay their respects and help with the grieving process, but some people prefer not to; there is no right or wrong decision. You may wish to visit once, though you can also visit regularly during the time before the funeral.
If you do decide to visit, our Funeral Directors provide private and tranquil Chapel of Rest facilities which can be personalised to reflect the life of your loved one. We will be able to arrange a suitable day and time for you to visit, usually a couple of days before the day of the funeral.
Viewing someone in the chapel of rest can be a difficult and emotional experience, but you won’t have to go through it alone. We are more than happy to accompany you during your visit and stay with you for as long as you like.
Ritual washing facilities
All of our Funeral Directors across the UK will accommodate your religious needs as well as your loved one’s final wishes. If you are arranging a religious funeral, we offer facilities for ritual washing and additional religious ceremony support. Please speak to your local Funeral Director to discuss these facilities in more detail.
Chapel of Rest visiting hours
Our Full Service Funeral and Simple Funeral services will allow you to visit your loved one in our private Chapel of Rest facilities by agreed appointment during normal office hours. Alternative visiting arrangements are available with the Full Service Funeral only.
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We have over 800 Funeral Directors across the UK. Find out more about our facilities and visiting hours.
Our caring professionals are more than happy to give you the support and advice you need when deciding whether to arrange a visit to one of our Chapel of Rest facilities.
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