As your Local Family Owned and run Funeral Directors, we are always there to offer help and advise with a professional, confidential and courteous manner.  We provide an emergency service to you twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year.
   
Our personal attention to the family is important and all our staff are trained to help and assist, each one dedicated to our chosen profession.
   
This website is an extension of the specialist information that the funeral director will discuss with you.    

Funeral Arrangements

The thought of arranging a funeral is not something any of us wish to contemplate, it is exactly this situation that we have been trained to understand.
Our service to you starts from your first contact, either by telephone or by visiting our office.
Funeral arrangements can be made at our premises or your home. On initial contact we will take preliminary details then one of our funeral directors will arrange the funeral to a standard and procedure that meets your needs. The funeral director will advise on cost and charges to be incurred, culminating in a written quotation of costs.

F.E Farrers Services         

*    Professional services 24 hours a day
*    Conveyance of the deceased from a private address, nursing home or hospital
*    Offer choice of coffin or caskets to your personal requirements
*    Use of our Chapel of Rest
*    Obtaining at officiant and venue for the service, religious or non-religious
*    Chauffeur driven Rolls Royce or Daimler vehicles
*    Supplying full compliment of bearers for funeral service

Disbursements Services    (are fees paid on your behalf, such as;)

*    Doctors for cremation certificates
*    Crematorium fees / Cemetery fees
*    Minister / church or officiant fees for service

Things to be done when a death occurs

If someone dies at home you must call a doctor who will sign a medical certificate confirming the cause of death, unless they decide to refer the matter to the coroner.

If the death happens in hospital the doctor there will issue the certificate. The medical certificate must be taken to the registrar within five days of the death.

F.E. Farrer can give you the registrarís address and telephone number, or look in the phone book under ĎRegistration of Births, Deaths and Marriagesí. It is a good idea to phone to make an appointment so that you are seen promptly. Take the medical certificate giving the cause of death with you and the deceasedís medical card, birth and marriage certificates, if available. The registrar will also need other information about the person who has died such as their usual address, and whether they were receiving a pension or any other welfare benefits.

The registrar will give you a certificate of registration of death (white form) for social security purposes and the certificate for burial or cremation (green form) which should be given to the funeral director. You may need several copies of the death certificate - perhaps for the will, and for settling any pension claims, insurance policies and investments. You will have to pay for any extra copies so ask the registrar for guidance on how many you will need.

If the death is sudden or unusual it will be reported to the coroner who may call for a post-mortem and, in some cases, an inquest. In most cases this is merely a formality so donít be too alarmed.

Chapel of Rest
Our private chapel of rest allows privacy and gives visitors an opportunity to spend as much time as they need with their relative or friend. They are open during normal office hours and other times by prior appointment.

Floral Tributes or Donations to Charity
Flowers are traditionally a visible sign of respect at a funeral. Afterwards we can remove the cards for you to keep and also take the flowers to a local destination. (If you wish) Alternatively you may want to request donations to a charity and we can receive these for you, and pass them on to you or the charity requested shortly after the funeral.

Obituary Notices
These can be placed in local or national newspapers on you behalf.

Help with Funeral Expenses
If the next of kin is receiving income support or some kind of benefits, then they may be entitled to some help towards the funeral costs. This can be found out by the family contacting their local D S S office.

Bereavement Support
Help and advise is always available on the different support groups there are within the local community, some of which are in the back of this brochure.

Catering
Arrangements can be made for any catering you may require whether it be in your own home or elsewhere. We can also recommend several local venues to hold a reception, if desired.

Cremated remains
At the time of making funeral arrangements, it is not always emotionally right to make a decision regarding the deceasedís remains. Most crematoriums offer services for them to be buried or strewn within their grounds. Cemeteries also offer small graves for them to be buried, perhaps more locally with a memorial stone for relatives and friends to visit, without travelling to far! Other more personal options can be discussed with us.

Pre Paid Funeral plans
We can assist with any information you may require with regard to purchasing a pre paid funeral plan. We can discuss with you the options available and recommend a company which gives you the widest choice. You will also have the option of either making a one off payment, or paying off your selection monthly.

Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors
We are proud to be members of this society, the only professional organisation in the U.K exclusively dedicated to serving the local independent funeral directors and their community. As an independent family funeral directors we are committed to upholding the standards and service expected by the families we serve.

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