A number of arrangements need to be made following a death. The responsibility for these normally falls on the Executor or the nearest surviving relative, who may wish to approach a professional Funeral Director to undertake some of the tasks on their behalf.
The Funeral Director will need to discuss with the family their requirements concerning the service arrangements and will assist in completing the necessary statutory and non-statutory forms.
The Funeral Director will make practical arrangements for the collection of the body and will obtain the necessary medical certificates. It will be necessary to register the death and information will be provided by the Funeral Director to help with completing this statutory duty.
The Executor or nearest surviving relative can arrange the cremation service themselves. Before undertaking these arrangements however, it is advisable to contact our Cemeteries and Cremation Manager who will be able to advise on our procedures.
Please refer to our publications to view our current fees and charges.
If you wish to view the Crematorium Regulations please use this link.
When arranging a funeral you may wish to personalize the service with a piece of published music, either when the funeral is entering the chapel and when leaving. If you speak to your funeral director early enough then any piece of music can be arranged, providing it has been published.
Currently we have over 2000 pieces of music downloaded. A full list can be viewed at Wesley Music. http://www.wesleymusic.co.uk/musiclibrarylists/files/carleton_general_library.doc
Please bear in mind that longer pieces of music will restrict the rest of the service time as time in the chapel is limited to 30 minutes, which includes time for the congregation to enter and leave the chapel. If you require longer please ask you funeral director to arrange a time for the service where a double chapel time can be booked. Please note there will be an additional fee for this.