The Basics of Burial Service
Losing a loved one is always devastating. The stress and expense of funeral arrangements can seem insurmountable at this difficult time. At Far & Beyond, we strive to remove as much of that stress as possible, allowing you to say your goodbyes in peace and dignity.
If your loved one’s final wishes were to be buried, we can ensure that they are laid to rest in exactly the way they would have wanted. We’re on hand to support you with decisions about what type of coffin is most appropriate, whether you want a religious or secular ceremony, and who will carry the coffin. Your loved one may have left extremely specific instructions, or they may not have left any at all. With 20 years’ experience as funeral directors, we’ll be on hand to let you know what options are available at every step of the way.
Most burial ceremonies will start with the family and friends gathering in the space that you have chosen to honour your loved one. The congregation may be seated before the coffin arrives, often standing as the coffin passes by. You might decide that you want a procession to follow the coffin into the church, chapel or other space you have chosen for the memorial. You may choose to have the procession move to the graveside and may have arranged to throw flowers or similar onto the coffin.
Normally an officiant of some type will lead the proceedings. If this is a religious ceremony, you might choose a priest or a prominent member of your faith. There are plenty of non-religious celebrants, such as humanists, and we’ll help you choose the option most appropriate for your loved one. There might be prayers, speakers or music, depending on the wishes of your loved one and of course, you, the grieving friends and family.
Organising a Burial
We understand how personal and deeply affecting grief and loss is, and that’s why we offer so much more than the standard funeral director. We are proud to offer a dedicated in-house bereavement counsellor, offering compassion and support to you or any member of the family who is struggling to cope at this most difficult time. We are fully approved by the National Association of Funeral directors, a sure sign of our focus on service, sensitivity, quality and extremely high standards. All our staff are completely committed to providing the guidance, comfort and help you need in the aftermath of your loss.
Although money may be the last thing on your mind right now, we understand that funeral costs can be daunting. It may reassure you to know that we’ve saved our clients over £500,000 in funeral costs over a two-year period. We have several packages tailored to every budget, and dedicated staff on hand at every step of the way to ensure your package is perfectly tailored to your needs. With flexible direct debit payment options, we are striving to remove the added stress that mounting costs can bring after the deeply distressing loss of a loved one.
As the experts in funeral services, we will always treat the burial of your loved one with the utmost sensitivity, understanding that each funeral service is a unique, deeply personal, and emotional event. Our burial packages are all designed to be unique to you and your loved one, so please get in contact today to find out how we could make your final farewells the most meaningful they can be. Let us take away some of the stress so you and your family can focus on remembering the good times, the happy memories, and commemorating life.
Far & Beyond Funeral Services will provide a funeral service for your child at absolutely no cost. We will also attempt to wave as many disbursement fees as possible. Sometimes it is very difficult to get the whole funeral free of charge due to third party fees. However we promise that we will not charge any additional fees and aim to reduce all third party costs where possible. The Child Funeral Charity also supports families who may need help in meeting the costs of a funeral. You can find our more at Child Fund Charity There are also a number of charities who support families following the loss of a child such as Child Bereavement UK.
You may be able to apply for assistance with funeral costs from the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP). The Social Fund can provide assistance to people who meet the required criteria. To qualify you must be the most suitable person to take responsibility for paying the funeral costs, you must also be receiving one of several qualifying benefits. You must also have insufficient savings to pay for the funeral. The DWP will only pay a limited amount, which may cover a very basic funeral, or they may provide a contribution towards a more traditional and costly funeral. Far & Beyond Funeral Services also have a Direct Debit facility to help with families’ struggling to pay their funeral costs. This will require an application, which will be reviewed by a member of our team. We understand that losing a loved one can be emotionally challenging so we are here to help and will do everything we can to lessen the burden as much as possible. Please call a member of our team on 0800 368 7722 for further information.
If you wish to set up a funeral plan with Far & Beyond Funeral Services, just call a member of our team on 0800 368 7722 and we will be happy to complete all the paperwork for you over the telephone. We can also come to visit you at your chosen location to discuss your wishes in detail so we have a full understanding of what you require.
At Far & Beyond Funeral Services we are delighted that over 90% of our customers are in fact eligible to pay via Direct Debit, we take all circumstances into consideration. We truly believe that all families and circumstances are different and we look through each application on a case by case basis.
We have developed the Direct Debit service to offer affordability for families having difficulties so we aim to keep the costs as low as possible. We offer a Direct Debit facility on every funeral we offer and no additional charges will be added for the use of this facility.
We thank Far and Beyond funerals so much for everything they have done for us over the last few weeks.
We rang far and beyond Funerals Services when my dad died, they were so helpful and very cheap compared to all the others at such a sad time. They took the stress away from us they brought my dad from Cumbria to Manchester all included in the price absolutely amazing kept in touch with us all the way through the and still ring my mum to make sure she is OK. Would definitely recommend these Funeral directors as we wouldn't have been able to afford one if it was t for them so many thanks x
From first contact through to collecting the ashes very professional and courteous, would highly recommend, Dad got a fitting and dignified funeral. thank you to all the team at Far and Beyond funerals.
Just to say once again how much we appreciate what you did for us & our family & the respect you gave to Mark. You have the right name, Far & Beyond, you certainly live up to that. We hope you are still smiling at him, once again Thank You.
Thank you for everything you did that day you all made it perfect and couldn't imagine it being better! So thank you so much!