Funeral Director in Liverpool
An overview of our approach to funeral service
The key to our approach is placing you firmly in charge, encouraging the families we serve to take ownership of the funeral service is the best way to ensure a meaningful and personal service is carried out.
Our colleagues are here to help you in making the arrangements; having vast experience of arranging different types of funerals and are passionate that we can provide you with both an appropriate and significant service.
Continuity of care is extremely important to us, wherever possible the person who arranges the funeral service also supervises the funeral on the day.
The first step is to have a meeting with a funeral director who will talk about the life of the person who has died and the sort of funeral that you want to have. This will normally take between 1 -2 hours, we will give you as much time as you need during this meeting. You will be asked to make choices such as:
- A ceremony with religion, without religion or no ceremony at all.
- The venue, a church, the crematorium or somewhere else, maybe in their garden or another place they loved.
- Burial or cremation.
- The type of coffin, traditional wooden construction or something different, willow or bamboo or cardboard.
- Transport, traditional hearse and limousines; possibly a horse drawn hearse, or a motorcycle hearse or no hearse at all.
- Music, contemporary music, religious music such as hymns, classical music, whatever is appropriate.
- Who will carry the coffin?
- What is to happen to the ashes?
- Will you require a newspaper notice?
- Would you like us to arrange flowers?
- Would you want us to list the names of the people who attend the funeral so you know who was there?
We will complete any necessary statutory paperwork during this meeting and explain any legal procedures we must put in place.
Costings will be discussed costs at this stage and you will receive an estimate of charges at the end of the arrangement.
After meeting with you to discuss the funeral service the relevant officials and authorities will be contacted on your behalf and the arrangements put in place. This will be in consultation with yourselves and if any changes need to be made we will gain your approval first.
The minister or celebrant will then contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss the life of your loved one and the form that the service will take, if anyone would like to make a tribute or eulogy during the service it is advisable to discuss this with the officiant at this stage.
We will also take care of any musical requirements you have, ensuring they are available and in place at your chosen venue.
There are many ways to make a funeral service special and memorable in many cases these personal touches cost nothing or very little. At Barringtons Funeral Services, our experience and personalised approach means that we can help make the day truly unique and memorable.