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Planning and Arranging an Essex Funeral

Arranging a Funeral

A brief guide to considerations when planning arrangements for a funeral

Planning or arranging a funeral in Essex with Bennetts Funeral Directors & Undertaker Services.

If you need to make funeral arrangements, please call Bennetts Funeral directors and Undertakers of Essex we can help you in planning and arranging a funeral. Bennetts Funeral Undertakers of Brentwood and Billericay, Essex can advise on arranging a funeral and the initial steps to take when someone dies. Please call Bennetts Funeral Directors and Undertaker Services on 01277 210104.

When planning and arranging a funeral, as well as talking to your funeral director, funeral planning considerations should be given to cremation or burial, religious or non-religious service, perhaps a woodland burial. Then there are coffin types to think about, funeral flowers, funeral transport, funeral stationery, Bennetts Undertakers can help you with all of these funeral services. Find out if the deceased left any written funeral wishes, or talked about funeral arrangements to help create a unique funeral for your loved one.

See our short guide to arranging a funeral

Arranging and planning a funeral when a death occurs in hospital.

Firstly hospital staff will contact those named as next of kin. They will care for the body in the hospital mortuary until arrangements have been made for it to be moved by the funeral director. A medical certificate and registering a death information, will be issued to you by the doctor. You must register the death with the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages within 5 days of the death, unless it has been referred to the coroner. You can then begin planning and arranging a funeral. Contact Bennetts Funeral Services for advice on planning the arrangements for a funeral.

Planning funeral arrangements after a death at home or a nursing home.

When someone dies at home contact the GP as soon as possible. The GP should be able to issue a certificate stating cause of death, allowing you to register the death. If death occurred in a nursing home, their staff will contact the doctor, you are then able to contact your Local Funeral Director. Bennetts Undertakers will guide you through the necessary steps when planning the funeral arrangements.

Arranging a funeral when someone dies unexpectedly.

Arranging an unexpected funeral can be traumatic. Your GP or the emergency services would be called, and the Coroner would be involved, to determine cause of death. The Coroner will then issue the death certificate and the death can be registered. The body is then released and arranging and planning a funeral can begin. Bennetts Funeral Directors of Essex can offer you further advice and the undertaker services you will require to plan a funeral.

Planning and arranging a funeral when someone dies away from home or abroad,

Depending on the circumstances of death, the body will usually then be taken into the care of the Coroner until the cause of death is determined. When a death occurs abroad there are practical matters to consider before you can begin arranging and planning a funeral. Following a registration process and organising repatriation, can be a complicated, making funeral arrangements difficult. This is where the undertaker services of a knowledgeable Essex funeral director will help.

We will arrange a suitable time, day or night, to visit and plan the funeral requirements.

Covering Essex, Bennetts, your local Funeral Directors offer immediate support day or night, when making funeral arrangements. For further information, help and advice on arranging a funeral, contact Bennetts Funerals Directors by phone on 01277 210104 alternatively you can visit us at either our Brentwood address ‘Fern House’ 120 High Street, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4AS. or our Billericay offices The Old School House, 2 High Street, Billericay, Essex CM12 9BQ. or make an online enquiry by clicking here.

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