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Can more than one body be cremated in a cremator at the same time?

The code of cremation practice insists that each cremation is carried out separately.  Exceptions may be made, for instance in the case of a mother and baby or twin children, providing that the next of kin has made a specific request in this regard.

Can items of jewellery be left on a body for cremation?

It is preferable that all items of jewellery be removed from the body before the coffin is conveyed to the crematorium. The funeral director should ascertain your wishes in respect of this matter when the funeral arrangements are being discussed. It will not be possible to recover any items of jewelry after the coffin has been received at the crematorium.

The crematorium is a member of the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM) and the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA), and as such adheres to the Code of Practice’s outlined by both industry bodies.

Are there any religious groups which forbid cremation to their members?

All Christian denominations, including the Roman Catholic Church, allow cremation. Cremation is also acceptable to Sikhs, Hindus, Parsees and Buddhists but it is forbidden by Orthodox Jews and Muslims.

Non-religious ceremonies are perfectly legal and completely acceptable to the crematorium.

How much does a cremation or burial cost?

Generally the cost of burial is much higher than the fee charged for cremation.

Cremation needs a medical certificate for which fees are payable to the doctors concerned. These certificates are not required when the death has been referred to and investigated by the coroner (procurator fiscal in Scotland), or when burial is required. Burials also require additional charges as well as those for internment. A number of other fees for grave purchase, memorials and grave maintenance may be incurred.

Visit the fees and forms page for a list of fees for our services.

How is a cremation arranged?

Visit the page on arranging a cremation.

Is parking available at the cemetery and crematorium?

Yes, parking is available at the crematorium with 111 general spaces available – 7 disabled spaces and 3 minibus spaces. Parking for 40 vehicles is also available and is located at the Gardens of Remembrance

When parking a vehicle please be respectful where you leave your vehicle and not park on any grassed area.

Do you allow dogs in the chapels or grounds?

No. Unfortunatly there are no dogs allowed either in the chapels or in the cemetery site itself. (Except assistant dogs)

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