The thought of saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. Whether you’re planning a funeral for yourself or for a family member, it can be an incredibly emotional and stressful time. At Gillotts Funeral Services, we understand the importance of making sure you choose the right funeral arrangements for your loved ones.
We are here to help you navigate through difficult decisions. We provide a wide range of services to ensure that your loved one’s funeral is tailored to their wishes. From traditional to more modern services, we offer a variety of funeral options and will take the time to get to know you and your loved one so that we can create a fitting send-off.
Cremation is the most common type of funeral service in the UK. It is a respectful, dignified way to pay tribute to your loved one and is an increasingly popular choice. The cremation process reduces the body to its basic elements, which are then returned to you in an urn or scattered at a location of your choice.
Cremation typically involves a funeral service prior to the cremation, where loved ones can pay their respects and celebrate the life of the deceased. After the cremation, there may be a memorial service or gathering.
Cremation is generally a less expensive option than a burial and can offer more flexibility when it comes to memorial services and scattering remains. It can also be a more environmentally-friendly option, as it reduces the amount of land used for burials.
At Gillotts, we provide a comprehensive, professional cremation service. We will take care of all the details, from registering the death and arranging the funeral to helping you to choose a suitable memorial.
Religious Funeral Services
A religious funeral service is a very traditional way to say goodbye to a loved one, with religious readings, music and readings.
The service typically begins with a prayer and a hymn, followed by a eulogy from a minister or other religious leader. A sermon may be given, and family members and friends may be asked to share their memories. Other religious readings and music may be included, as well as a time for silent prayer or meditation. After the service, a prayer of committal is said and the body is laid to rest.
At the end of the service, family and friends may be invited to join in a procession to the cemetery or crematorium. There, the final prayers may be said before the body is taken away.
For those who prefer not to have a religious funeral service, it is possible to have a non-religious ceremony. This may include readings, music and reflections, as well as a time for silent reflection or meditation.
Non-Religious Funeral Services
A non-religious funeral service is a good way to honour a loved one without the added elements of a religious ceremony.
The service typically begins with a welcome and introduction, followed by a few words about the life of the deceased. Music, readings, and poems may be included, as well as a time for silent reflection or meditation. Family and friends may be asked to share memories or stories.
At the end of the service, there may be a procession to the cemetery or crematorium. There, the body is laid to rest, and prayers may be said if desired.
For those who prefer a more spiritual ceremony, it is possible to incorporate elements of religion into a non-religious funeral service. This may include readings from religious texts, songs, and prayers.
Woodland/Eco funerals are becoming increasingly popular. This is an eco-friendly option which allows you to give your loved one a natural send-off. Eco funerals are a more sustainable option and provide a peaceful, tranquil setting. At Gillotts, we can provide a natural burial in a stunning woodland setting, with a range of memorial options available.
Our woodland funerals are designed to be as natural as possible. This includes the use of biodegradable caskets, organic materials, and natural flowers. We also provide bespoke ceremonies which can be tailored to your wishes. We can offer a range of options, from traditional funeral services to more creative and meaningful celebrations of life.
At Gillotts, we understand that everyone is unique and we are dedicated to providing a funeral service that reflects the life of your loved one. We offer a range of bespoke and themed funerals, where you can choose to celebrate the life of your loved one in a meaningful way. From a vintage funeral to a celebration of life, we can help you create an individual, meaningful service.
Our experienced and compassionate team can provide advice and assistance in planning any type of funeral. We understand that no two funerals are ever the same, and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. Whether you want to choose an appropriate poem or piece of music, or you want to plan a unique activity or celebration, we will be there to help you every step of the way.
We want to make sure that the funeral of your loved one is a meaningful and memorable occasion, and we will work with you to ensure that their life is celebrated in the way that you choose.
We are here to help you through this difficult time. We understand that saying goodbye is never easy and we are dedicated to providing a service that is tailored to your needs. Our experienced teams will take the time to get to know you and your loved one, so that we can create a fitting send-off. With a range of funeral options available, you can be sure that your loved one will have the perfect final goodbye.
If you require any help or advice when choosing the right funeral arrangements for your loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. We are here to offer our support and ensure that your loved one’s final goodbye is as special as they were.