Funeral Arrangements

We are here to support you throughout the process of arranging a funeral. We understand that this can be a very difficult time, therefore, our team offer a dignified and pragmatic approach to the funeral arrangements to ensure efficiency and minimise upset at this distressing time.

How Do I Arrange a Funeral?

There are certain steps that need to be addressed so that you can begin to arrange a funeral. Our practical advice section explains what you need to do before the process can begin.

Once you are have obtained to the death certificate and certificate to authorise burial or cremation, our friendly team will sit with you to make the funeral arrangements. The meeting can take place either in our office or at your home.

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What funeral arrangements need to be made?

At the meeting to discuss funeral arrangements, we will explain all the funeral services we offer. We want to make things as easy as possible for you. As a result, we will cover every aspect, and once the arrangements have been agreed we will deal with everything for you. Our services cover:

  • Liaising with the doctors, hospital, coroner etc
  • Organisation of repatriation if required
  • Transportation of the deceased to our Chapel of Rest
  • Care of the deceased
  • Embalming (if required)
  • Family viewings
  • Arranging the burial or cremation
  • Organising the Minister or Celebrant
  • Announcements
  • Ordering of funeral flowers
  • Service and hymn sheets
  • Music for the ceremony
  • Arranging fleet vehicles
  • Arrangement of headstones and memorials
  • Catering for the wake
  • Completion of all necessary documentation and paperwork
  • Collection of donations
  • Funeral ceremony

Contact Richards Funeral Services

For more information and advice about making funeral arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly and caring team are on hand to offer advice and guidance when you need it most. Call us on 01685 878 121.