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Arranging and planning a funeral, choosing cremation or burial?

Cremation or Burial, Humanist Funeral or Traditional Religious Service, when arranging and planning a funeral in Essex, which should i choose for my loved one?

Arranging and planning a funeral for someone we love is one of the most difficult things we have to do in life. Choosing the type of funeral, either burial or cremation is a very personal one, you may find that decisions are influenced by many factors, family traditions, or the specific wishes of the person who has died.

Which should I choose for my loved one?
There are alternative choices to burial in a churchyard or cremation at a cemetery.

  • Religious funerals, include hymns and prayers with a minister of the chosen religion.  These usually finish with a committal and the deceased being buried or cremated.
  • Humanist funeral, the term ‘humanist funeral’ is often used to describe a non-religious funeral, or one which may have religious elements, but is not led by a religious leader, and since it is led by family and friends can be a very personal tribute to the deceased.
  • The low cost funeral service, or simple funeral, is a low cost, basic funeral package, which Bennetts Undertakers offer, it is simple yet dignified, for those wishing to arrange a simple yet dignified funeral service, where the cost is kept to a minimum, Bennetts Funeral Directors can offer help and advice.
  • The Woodland funeral, although green burials and eco funerals are a relatively new idea, they are simply an alternative funeral service and one which is becoming increasingly popular. We work with two beautiful Green burial sites in the county of Essex.

Whether it is a ‘green’ woodland burial, a sea burial, or a cremation with a humanist service, it really is up to you, to decide what you want. Bennetts Undertaker Services will be there to offer advice and guidance where it might be needed, to help you create a funeral that is unique, for your loved one.

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