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Different types of Funeral service


You may know exactly what kind of funeral you want however many people are not aware of the types of funeral services available to commemorate your loved one and there are an ever growing choice of coffins available to choose from.


We are able to arrange religious services of any denomination which can either be at a place of worship or another venue, for example a crematorium. However, services do not have to have any religious content and you may prefer to have a humanist or celebrant oversee the funeral at the place of cremation or burial or at a separate venue. There is also no need to have a service at all or to separate it from the burial or cremation.


The funeral or committal service may be personalised either by the choice of readings or the music played or sung and the person taking the service for you will be happy to help with suggestions for readings or poetry which may be suitable. They will also help with the writing of a eulogy for your loved one and will spend time helping you to reflect on their life and to enable a meaningful tribute to be compiled.


There is currently a lot of advertising by Pure Cremations and others regarding "direct cremations" but a better description is possibly unattended cremations. We offer direct cremations but rather than making the arrangements on online and having the cremation at a central crematorium we still handle everything locally. Starting with a meeting face to face to discuss the options and for us to help you with the required paperwork, you have the opportunity to have your loved ones dressed in their own clothes and to view them in our private chapel of rest, we can also help if you would like to organise a separate celebration of their life.


Most people choose to either be cremated or buried at one of the municipal cemeteries however it may be possible to be buried at a local church or even a woodland burial site depending on a person's wishes.

Our local woodland burial site is Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland which is a natural woodland burial site situated in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Skipton, the 'gateway' to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This site not only caters for burials but also the interment or scattering of ashes.



"Green funerals" have become more popular in recent years and there are a number of ways which these principles can be incorporated from the type of coffin, the location of the burial or for example the planting of a tree as a memorial.

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