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Funeral Types

The types of funeral you can choose



No two people are the same and therefore each and every funeral is as individual as the person who has passed away. There are many different options available:


There may be an existing grave in a churchyard where someone may be buried; this can also be arranged for a new grave.


A new or existing grave may be opened in one of your local municipal cemeteries.


A green burial site may be selected , although this form of burial site does not usually allow for traditional headstones, although other types of memorial can be discussed with the funeral director and the relevant authorities.


Burial at sea, while uncommon is another option that could be considered, this can become very expensive and there are only three sites designated for burials at sea. None of these sites are in the North West, however this service can be arranged with your funeral director



Cremation services can be organised at any crematorium of your choice, the style of service is also completely at your discretion


Both religious and secular services can be held at the crematorium. The service and all of its constituent parts will be organised between yourselves and the person leading the funeral service. Readings, poems, and music are all things that you have the opportunity to choose, thereby making the funeral tailor made to both you and your loved ones wishes


In the case of a separate service being held before the service at the crematorium, this doesn’t always have to be held after the service. It is entirely possible to hold the service at the crematorium first and follow that up by a memorial service in a church afterwards for example


Coffins and caskets


A coffin along with floral tributes will be the focal point of any funeral, and we at J J Martin believe the coffins and caskets are as individual as your loved one, and offer many different designs and styles, all of which can be discussed with Edward and Brian 


Floral tributes


Floral tributes are something that can take a lot of consideration and therefore cannot be rushed.


Floral tributes can be discussed, designed, and ordered with your funeral director. While we offer a large variety of styles and colour schemes in our brochures, should you wish for something bespoke then this can be arranged making the flowers on the day as fitting as they can possibly be.


After the funeral the flowers could be taken by the family to be used as you see fit. Alternatively they could be placed on an existing grave (regardless of location) or possibly forwarded to a local church or hospice.


If no decision is made, it might also be an option at the end of the service for everybody in the congregation to take one flower each away. Not only is it a good use of the flowers, but it is also a great way for people to take something away on the day to remember

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