Choosing a burial
For thousands of years, burial has been a traditional means of caring for the physical remains of a loved one, and when choosing burial, the final resting place for your loved one is a very important decision.
Burials are most commonly carried out in a churchyard or cemetery. Depending on local regulations and availability, you usually have the choice between using a new or existing grave, If you are arranging a funeral, Bennetts Undertakers can help you check for availability across the Essex area.
If there is already a grave available, perhaps forming part of a family plot, we will require the deeds of the grave or other related documents. Don’t worry if you don’t have them, we can assist you in locating them, if they are not to hand. We will also need to check there is enough space.
When purchasing a new grave, some authorities may allow you to reserve or purchase grave space next to it.
There are alternative choices to burial in a churchyard or cemetery. These could be burial in a vault, burial at sea and woodland ‘green’ burials. Please contact Bennetts Funerals to discuss these options.
Please note that a burial has fewer restrictions about the placing of personal possessions with your loved one, the choice of clothing and decoration than a crematorium. We can advise you on any restrictions.
Please call Bennetts Funeral Directors on 01277 210104, we are here to help you with choosing the type of funeral that it right for you, your family and your loved ones.