Burial is often seen as the traditional way to lay someone to rest.

A burial service will commonly be divided into two parts, the traditional Church or Chapel service, followed by the committal of the loved one to the grave, carried out at the graveside.

Burial sites include cemeteries, Church graveyard, woodland or natural burial sites.

The burial plot will typically be prepared in advance, making sure it is the correct size to accommodate the coffin and also in the right location, ready for when the service takes place.

Mourners are often invited to attend the burial, which may include short readings and prayers, depending on religious beliefs.

As with all services, you have the choice as to what you would like to happen and where you would like the service (before or after the committal) and the location of the burial plot.

Memorials both formal (headstone) or natural (wooden marker or tree) maybe placed (depending on location) to mark the place of rest and provides a physical and permanent place to visit.

Carlyon Funeral Directors will be on hand to help you check local regulations and availability when choosing a grave or burial plot, also known as a ‘cemetery plot’, for your loved one.

If you already have a family burial plot, we can arrange for it to be reopened before the burial. If this is the case, we will require the deeds and relevant paperwork. Please do not worry if this paperwork isn’t available, as we will be able to help locate these for you.

We will take care of all the relevant paperwork on your behalf.

Carlyon Funeral Directors are here to provide you with a totally personal and completely bespoke service.

Whatever you choose we can help you arrange it all and take care of all the legalities.