Funeral Directors for unique funerals in Harold Hill

Let our funeral directors for Harold Hill assist you in creating a unique and special funeral that reflects the life of your loved one, perfectly!

There are many ways to say that final goodbye, however, unless you have specific instructions left by your loved one as to funeral arrangements, grieving family members, often in a state of shock, will find themselves going through the motions of arranging a traditional funeral. They often will not realise that they had many other options available to them until after the event. This, unfairly can sometimes lead to the bereaved feeling upset that they could have done better.

Over recent years the team at Bennett’s, your local funeral director for Harold Hill, have witnessed changes in what grieving families would like, when making funeral arrangements for a loved one. Increasingly families require a more tailored service which sometimes includes less religious elements and celebrating the life lost, instead of focusing on the sorrow. Listening to our clients wishes Bennett’s have expanded the styles of funeral available to the families we care for.

Non-Religious Funeral Services in Harold Hill

Also known as a humanist funeral, a celebration of life service or memorial ceremony this type of funeral maybe appropriate for the deceased and their loved ones if they do not hold dear to a particular religious belief.

A non religious funeral will often:

  • Focus affectionately on the person who has died
  • Welcome friends and family to share their memories, taking part in the service – perhaps tell a funny story or read a poem
  • This type of service is suited to those who had not lived according to a religion or accepted religious views on life and death
  • Upbeat or classical music may be chosen, something the deceased enjoyed listening to, rather than hymns or religious songs
  • Mourners can express grief openly – its ok to laugh as well as cry

The common theme in all non-religious funerals that our Funeral Directors in Harold Hill arrange for our families, is that they all focus on the celebration of life. A non-religious funeral need not conform to established traditions but can borrow from them to achieve the same goals, in this case, to honour the deceased and start the healing process.

Its also important to remember that since funerals themselves have no legal status, humanist funerals or non religious funerals – like all others – can be held in a variety of places, although in practice most are held in crematoria, cemeteries or woodland burial sites.

Woodland funerals and green woodland burials

Woodland burials and woodland funerals are also a relatively new idea, woodland burial grounds are situated in natural settings offering beautiful, tranquil resting places.  The planting of a natural memorial at a woodland burial sites, such as a tree and the placing of a simple wooden or bronze plaque instead of a traditional headstone, represents a natural burial and return to nature.

Alternative woodland funerals at Green Acres Woodland Burials

A very peaceful place to be, Green Acres Woodland Burials is set in 52 acres of beautiful mixed woodland close to Harold Hill, the stunning facilities of this natural burial site where alternative funerals are held, help to make this one of the most idyllic places for unique woodland funerals to be held in and around Essex.

And it not just funerals that are changing – alternative funeral transport available from our Harold Hill Funeral Directors…

  • Land Rover Defender alternative hearse hire in Essex
  • Custom Trike Hearse for hire
  • The Harley Davidson Motorcycle
  • A very unique hearse for hire is our Suzuki Hayabusa Hearse
  • Triumph Thunderbird Hearse

The choice is yours – alternative funerals and funeral transport from your Harold Hill Funeral Directors

So to summarise, the first and most important thing to realise when it comes to arranging a funeral for a loved one, is that you do have choice. If the funeral director you have chosen doesn’t seem to be offering you choice, then choose another one.

The second thing is to give yourself time. There is no legal obligation for the length of time between death and a funeral, so give yourself at least eight or nine days. Avoid at all costs rigid inflexible old-school funeral directors, who pretty much think if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – they are missing the point that for most people in this situation: it is broke!

Bennett’s is your local Funeral Director for Harold Hill

If you are interested in finding out more about alternative funeral planning and unusual hearse hire for your funeral, why not talk to Bennetts your local funeral director for Harold Hill.

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