Frequently Asked Question

What is the procedure followed at the crematorium on the day of the funeral?

The mourners will normally gather at the crematorium in the waiting room or close to the entrance of the chapel a few minutes before the appointed time of the funeral service. It is not usual for the ceremony to commence before the publicised time. There is an option for the coffin to be received at the private/rear entrance and placed on the catafalque prior to mourners entering the chapel. If it is to be received at the front entrance and the principal mourners are ready to proceed, the coffin will be conveyed into the chapel by the Funeral Director unless family bearers are used by request. The coffin will be placed on the catafalque and mourners will be directed to their seats after which the service will proceed. At the moment during the service when the committal of the body takes place the coffin may be obscured from view by curtains. At the end of the service the mourners leave the chapel and may then inspect the floral tributes.