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We continue to be here for you after the funeral

After the funeral there may be some things you still need to consider.

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Funeral cortege

A funeral procession is also called a funeral cortege. It is a slow, solemn and respectful convoy of vehicles, which conveys the deceased and the mourners from the site of the funeral ceremony to the crematorium or graveside.

The Funeral Cortege

Dressing the deceased

When dressing the deceased any attire that reflects a personal passion, hobby, occasion or achievement is increasingly popular. This might include wedding dresses, football strips, military uniforms, or motorbike leathers. You are also more than welcome to bring in your loved one’s make-up, perfume, or aftershave.

Guide to Dressing the Deceased

Carrying the coffin

A pallbearer is traditionally one of the people who help to carry someone’s coffin from the hearse to the funeral venue and, if they are being buried, to their grave. People who are chosen to do this or who would like to, are usually very close family members and friends.

Guide to carrying the coffin

Alternative funeral Ideas

To arrange a unique funeral, it’s often the little things that can make a loved one’s final goodbye or celebration more personal. Allow us to inspire you with some wonderful, unique, and alternative funeral ideas.

Guide to alternative funerals

How to write a eulogy

For many people, close family, friends, and work colleagues, writing and delivering a eulogy is a deeply emotional experience, and though it can be a positive experience for some, it must be remembered that it can be too difficult for others.

Guide to delivering a eulogy

The funeral reception

Sometimes referred to as the wake, the funeral reception held after the funeral service can be a traditional or unique affair. As personalised funerals become more popular, people are choosing to use this time to celebrate the life of their loved one rather than mourn their passing.

Guide to organising a funeral reception

Newspaper notices

When arranging a funeral the newspaper notice or obituary is not only an important opportunity to publicly announce the death and funeral details, but it can also be used to detail where any donations or floral tributes and funeral flowers can be sent.

Guide to writing an obituary

After the funeral

After the funeral, you are not alone. Bennetts Funeral Directors will continue to support you, and all our bereaved families with practical information and a vast network of bereavement support services.

Guide to bereavement support

Bereavement support

Dealing with loss and bereavement can be a very difficult and confusing time for any individual or family and losing someone we love is probably one of the hardest experiences many of us will ever go through. Our local bereavement support groups, courses, and seminars will guide and support you through your healing process. You are not alone!

Bereavement Support Services

Online Tribute Garden

Bennetts Funerals offer a free service to create a loving and lasting online memorial tribute. Creating an online tribute in memory of a lost loved one is a special way to remember and celebrate their life.

Memorial Tribute Garden

Memorial Masonry

Combining traditional memorial engraving skills with modern technology and crafted from the finest materials, our memorial masonry can be personalised in many ways, creating an everlasting monument to a life well-lived.


After the funeral, you are not alone. Bennetts Funeral Directors will continue to support you, and all our bereaved families with practical information and a vast network of bereavement support services.

And, when you’re ready…. ideas on how to celebrate the life of your loved one which includes our online tribute garden which gives great comfort to many of our bereaved families, beautiful memorial masonry and advice on how to set up a tribute fund.

It’s good to talk, so talk to Bennetts Funeral Directors

If you want to talk things through with a member of our staff or would like further information on how to set up a much loved tribute page please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team who will be more than happy to discuss your needs.

Call 01277 210104 and 01277 627492, We will always be here to help.