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Arranging a Funeral

We appreciate that arranging a funeral can be daunting. For those of you who have been fortunate enough not to need the help of a funeral director before, please be reassured that our role is to do everything we can for you. All you need to do is speak with us to tell us what you require and if you wish, we’ll do the rest. Please contact us to arrange an appointment either in the comfort of your own home or at our office.

Memorials

We are also able to help with a full range of memorials suitable for burial or cremation. We will also advise you on any regulations you may need to adhere to. Please be mindful that churchyards have a more specific set of regulations than cemeteries.

Where possible, we suggest you make an appointment with us to discuss the options available to you.

Please contact us to request a brochure.

Funeral plans

About our pre-paid funeral plans

Planning ahead for your funeral is one of the most thoughtful and caring things you can do. Some people never get round to discussing funeral wishes with their loved ones, which can lead to all sorts of worry and anxiety when the time comes.

Taking out a funeral plan is a simple and straightforward way to remove this worry, and it can provide real financial benefits too. Some of the other benefits include:

  • Pre-arrange the details of your funeral and record any special wishes, such as hymns, music choice and any other personal touches you would like your plan to include
  • Make financial provision for your funeral
  • Choose your funeral director in advance
  • Ensure your family has access to expert help at what can be a difficult time.

Our funeral plan is available to UK residents and there are no complicated medical forms to complete. You can also appoint a nominated representative who we will keep informed about your plan, according to your instructions.

Our plans cover our costs (as specified in the plan paperwork) as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don’t change. You can also make a contribution towards third party costs, such as the cremation fees. These costs are outside of our control.

For more information, please download our funeral plans brochure.

How your funds are held

All funeral plan pre-payments are held in an individual whole of life assurance policy for your peace of mind.

Backed by a trusted, national provider

Our funeral plans are provided by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited, which is part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group.

Flexible payment options

You can choose to pay for your funeral plan by lump sum or in instalments. There is an additional cost for paying over two or more years and eligibility criteria applies. Please refer to the Instalment Q&A and the Terms and Conditions for more information. Your funeral director will be able to provide you with a personalised quote.

 Once your funeral plan is in place, you’ll receive a welcome booklet containing the details of your plan and your funeral plan certificate. Your nominated representative will also receive a copy if you request this.

Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans – please ask us if you have any questions.

We are an Appointed Representative of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Reg. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates pre-paid funeral plans only.

Repatriation (dying abroad)

We are able to work with you to organise the repatriation of the person from abroad, back to the UK.

We are able to liaise with funeral director overseas and the British Consulate or Embassy to make the necessary arrangements and organise the documentation required to ensure their safe return.

Likewise, we are able to organise the transportation of the person from the UK to their final resting place abroad.

Both options can be costly to the family if the person was on abroad on business or holiday, without the appropriate travel insurance.

For more information, please contact us or visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website:

https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/death-abroad

The funeral of a child

Where possible, there is no charge for our services for children of 16 and under.

Services outside our control such as burial grounds, crematoria, ministers/celebrants, newspapers, florists etc. may still make a charge.

For those who feel comfortable enough or need to look at photographs of caskets available, please click here to see a small selection.

Please remember we are here to help you, it is part of our service to make these telephone calls and co-ordinate all the arrangements on your behalf.

Wealden Crematorium
https://www.wealdencrematorium.co.uk/

Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton
https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/births-deaths-marriages-civil-partnership-and-citizenship/deaths/woodvale-crematorium

The Downs Crematorium, Brighton
http://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/crematoria-and-cemeteries/crematoria/find-a-crematorium/the-downs-crematorium

Eastbourne Crematorium
https://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/cemeteries-and-crematorium/eastbourne-crematorium/

Lewes Cemetery
https://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/cemeteries-and-crematorium/lewes-cemetery/

Delphi Flowers, Ringmer
https://www.delphiflowers.co.uk/

Riverside Flowers, Lewes
http://www.riversideflowerslewes.co.uk/

Lewes Bed & Breakfast
http://www.lewesbandb.co.uk/

Refreshments

The Dorset, Lewes
http://www.thedorsetlewes.co.uk/

The John Harvey Tavern, Lewes
http://www.johnharveytavern.co.uk/

The Anchor, Ringmer
https://anchorringmer.com/

The Gun, Gun Hill
https://elitepubs.com/venue/the-gun

Christine Arbenz, Caterer
https://omegagranthamhouse.synology.me/cac/

Ceremony Hire and Refreshments

Hendall Manor Barns, Heron's Ghyll
https://hendall.co.uk

Blackstock Country Estate, Hellingly
https://blackstockestate.co.uk

Financial help

You may be entitled to some financial help towards the funeral from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) if there is no estate to cover the funeral costs and all close relatives of the person are in receipt of benefits.

You can contact them at:
Bereavement Service helpline
Tel: 0345 606 0265
https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/overview

Financial help

You may be entitled to some financial help towards the funeral from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) if there is no estate to cover the funeral costs and all close relatives of the person are in receipt of benefits.

You can contact them at:
Bereavement Service helpline
Tel: 0345 606 0265
https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/overview

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