Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a Funeral

As a caring independent family funeral directors, it is a privilege to support and guide you in your time of need and ensure your requirements are met and expectations exceeded.

Our professional staff are available 24 hours a day to fulfil your requirements by telephone, at your home or in our premises. As an independent family business, we understand that each funeral is bespoke. Our approach is to ensure we are here to support you throughout this time to deliver a respectful, professional and personal tribute for your loved one. We will provide a full written estimate to you based on your requirements at the time of arrangement, given you certainty of us understanding and meeting your needs.

The funeral arranger will need to be given the Certificate for Burial and Cremation (Green Cert), this certificate is needed by the funeral director to process the funeral service and in most cases if the deceased has passed away at the hospital it will need to be presented to the hospital staff before we can bring the deceased into our care.

Once in our professional care, we will advise you on:

  • All the necessary arrangements for burial or cremation
  • Organising all the legal documentation required for the funeral
  • Supplying all the necessary vehicles
  • Floral tributes for the funeral
  • Your musical requirements
  • Receiving and administering charitable donations
  • Order of Service Booklets bespoke designed
  • Obituary and Memorial notices
  • Liaising with your local church and minister about the funeral arrangements
  • Repatriation
  • Memorials
  • Your Pre-payment funeral plans
  • Alternative hearses
  • Ashes interment and memorial services
Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation

A Direct Cremation is an unattended funeral that will take place at a crematorium of our choice. There will be no service, no minister and no family in attendance. They will of course be treated with the same dignity and respect that any other deceased would be treated, however this is not intended as an option where mourners can still attend.

We are able to offer Direct Cremations to the specification laid out below.  Our charges including basic third party costs are £1,500.

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Our service will include:

  • The Provision of the Funeral Director’s Services.
  • Managing all the of the necessary arrangements.
  • Provision of a basic coffin suitable for the purpose of cremation.
  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death into our funeral home (within a 15 miles radius) in normal working hours. (If Out of Hours an incremental charge of £100 will be applied).
  • Care and preparation of the deceased prior to the funeral.
  • Provision of a hearse or private ambulance to the nearest crematorium or cemetery at a time suitable to ourselves.
  • Collection of ashes or scattering of the ashes at the same crematorium.

This specification excludes specifically the following services:-

  1. Embalming
  2. Provision of Limousine(s)
  3. Viewing of the deceased
  4. Any third party fees payable on the client’s behalf (namely flowers, or any other ancillary items).

This funeral MUST be paid in full prior to the cremation.

Direct Cremation

Simple Funeral

We can offer a simple funeral to the specification laid down below.  Our Charges excluding disbursements are £1,850.

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The specification for a basic funeral is as follows:-

  • The Provision of the Funeral Director’s Services and all staff at the funeral.
  • Managing all the of the necessary arrangements.
  • Provision of a basic coffin suitable for the purpose of cremation or of burial.
  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death into our funeral home  (within a 15 miles radius) in normal working hours. (If Out of Hours an incremental charge of £100 will be applied).
  • Care and preparation of the deceased prior to the funeral.
  • Provision of a hearse to the nearest crematorium or cemetery at a time suitable to ourselves.
  • Burial may be specified as opposed to/instead of cremation where this is locally available.

This specification excludes specifically the following services:-

  1. Embalming
  2. Provision of Limousine(s)
  3. Viewing of the deceased
  4. Any fees or disbursements payable on the client’s behalf (namely crematoriums/burial fees, Doctors fees, ministers fees, flowers, orders of service or any other ancillary items).

These MUST be paid as a deposit before the funeral takes place.

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Established in 1997, Middleton & Wood Funeral Directors are an independent third generation family business who pride ourselves on giving each funeral our personal touch.

We are a family funeral directors based in Burntwood serving Lichfield, Fradley, Yoxall, Handsacre, Longdon, Kings Bromley and Hamstall Ridware.

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