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Funeral services

Light shining through stained glass window onto chapel ceiling

Our Classic service is 35 minutes long with five minutes for entry and an additional five minutes to exit the chapel in to the Reflection Garden where you can view the flowers and have a brief conversation with friends and family before moving on to the wake.  We have introduced a service called Sunrise to help with funeral poverty, which is an intimate service of up to 15 minutes and also a Direct cremation service offer to further help with funeral poverty. The Direct Cremation offer is a cremation only service offer and no mourners will be permitted to attend.

Both the Sunrise and Classic services can be followed by a cremation or a burial at either our Cheltenham or Charlton Kings cemetery. Alternatively, the funeral service may take place at a separate place of worship followed by a brief committal ceremony in one of our chapels prior to the cremation or direct to graveside for a burial.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the maximum number of mourners permitted at a Classic or Sunrise service is limited to a maximum of 30. For attendees at interments, strewing of cremated remains, placements and burial appointments, the maximum number of mourners will be limited to 15. Face coverings must be worn while in the chapels. (Restrictions apply in some cases. Please refer to government guidance for more information)

Classic Service

  • 35 minutes service plus 5 minutes for both entry and exit, making each Classic booking 45 minutes slot
  • Able to book music, of your choice via Obitus, have visual tributes, webcasting or make use of the organ*
  • Available for cremations and burials

Sunrise Service

  • Only available in Willow Chapel
  • 15 minutes service plus 5 minutes to allow for mourners to enter and exit the chapel, making each Sunrise booking 20 minutes slot
  • Able to book music of your choice via Obitus or make use of the organ*
  • Families and friends can attend the service
  • Available for cremations and burials

Direct Cremation

  • Cremation only offer. No mourners will be permitted to attend
  • Entry music will be played as the coffin is bared through the chapel and onto the catafalque. Dignity and respect is maintained throughout at all times.

* additional fees will be charged for this service

*With the exception of assistant dogs, we do not allow dogs in the chapels or grounds at any time*

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