When considering the traditional way to lay a loved one to rest in Cornwall, burial emerges as a prevalent choice steeped in tradition.

A typical burial service in Cornwall unfolds in two distinct segments: the customary Church or Chapel service, followed by the committal of the loved one to the grave, conducted at the graveside. Burial sites span a range of locations, including cemeteries, Church graveyards, woodlands, or natural burial sites.

Preparation for the burial plot is meticulously undertaken in advance, ensuring it is appropriately sized to accommodate the coffin and strategically positioned for the service. Mourners are often invited to witness the burial, which may incorporate brief readings and prayers, tailored to individual religious beliefs.

In Cornwall, as in any location, the flexibility to choose the service’s specifics is paramount. From determining the sequence of events to selecting the burial plot location, the decision is yours to make.

Memorials, both formal like headstones and natural like wooden markers or trees, may be placed (location permitting) to signify the final resting place, providing a tangible and enduring spot for visitation.

Carlyon Funeral Directors, based in Cornwall, serves as a valuable resource, assisting you in navigating local regulations and assessing availability when selecting a grave or burial plot, often referred to as a ‘cemetery plot,’ for your loved one.

If you possess a family burial plot, rest assured that we can facilitate its reopening before the burial, requiring only the deeds and pertinent paperwork. In the absence of such documents, our team is adept at locating them on your behalf, handling all relevant paperwork with meticulous care.

In line with our commitment to providing a completely bespoke service, Carlyon Funeral Directors ensures a personal touch in every aspect, from helping you make choices to handling all legalities seamlessly. Trust us to guide you through this challenging time with compassion and expertise, offering a tailored approach that honors your loved one’s memory in a way that is uniquely meaningful to you.

We are an independent, family run Funeral Directors based in Mount Hawke, Truro. We strive to be flexible, diverse and respectful of you and your family's needs.

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Wheal Ellen, Mount Hawke, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8DL

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