Arranging a funeral can feel daunting, particularly if it’s something you haven’t had to do before. Here at James Hawes & Goodchild Funeral Directors we understand what a difficult time this is and it’s our main aim to help and guide you through it.
Funerals are incredibly personal so everything will be built around your needs. Please do let us know if you have any special requests and we’ll do our best to help. We’ll listen to you and let you choose the level of support you would like, while guiding you through the practical and legal requirements.
We’re here for you, both before and after the funeral, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Be that for general advice, help with documentation, liaising with the Coroner, queries about arrangements including receptions and flowers, or just for a chat.
Types of funerals
Cremations are now the most popular form of funeral. Most people will want a ceremony at the crematorium.
We can organise the funeral and a burial at your chosen cemetery, graveyard or burial ground.
Green and Woodland Funerals
We can help you arrange for your loved one’s final resting place to be in a woodland burial site.
Unattended Cremations provide an affordable alternative to a full service funeral, without comprising on the quality of care.
We offer a repatriation service, for both incoming and outgoing repatriation, to or from any part of the world.
There are now so many unique and special ways to celebrate the life of a loved one. Let us inspire you.
Products & Services
Choosing a coffin can often be the hardest part of the funeral arrangements because it’s a very visual part of the process.
Ashes Caskets, Urns and Keepsakes
We have a wide range of urns and caskets in a variety of styles and materials such as cardboard, wood, marble and stone.
The most popular selected materials for memorials are granite, marble and stone.
We are proud to work with Interflora, as well as other local suppliers, to create and deliver beautiful arrangements.
Many people prefer the traditional motor hearse but there are now other alternatives.
Online Funeral Notice, Tributes and Donations
An online tribute page that displays funeral arrangement information and collects in-memory donations.
We work with the National Bereavement Service (NBS), a not-for-profit organisation, to assist and support our families.
Orders of Service and Funeral Stationery
Assists the smooth running of the funeral, as well as being a unique and special keepsake for all to remember the person who has passed away.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service
Our Celebration of life memorial service can be arranged after the government restrictions on social gatherings have been lifted.