The format this service takes is entirely of your choice.
The service can be lead by and involve a number of people. You do not need to use a Minister of Religion, although if the deceased had religious beliefs, it is usual to follow those beliefs. The service can be led by:
You may have arranged for a minister to take the service for you, or alternatively, a non-religious officiant, relative or friend.
When you arrive at the crematorium the Chapel Attendant will receive and help you. You will need to provide bearers to carry the coffin into the chapel and place it onto the catafalque.
Coffins can only be received through the chapel. Coffins must always follow crematorium procedures and no other protocol is permitted.
It is usual, though not obligatory, for the minister or officiant to lead the coffin into the chapel, with the mourners following.
The coffin will rest upon the catafalque during the cremation service.
For a burial service the coffin will also be placed on the catafalque. After the service, the coffin will be carried from the hearse for the short journey to the cemetery.
The coffin rests on the catafalque during the service. When the committal takes place the curtain closes but the coffin remains on the catafalque until all the mourners have left the chapel, unless you prefer the coffin to remain on view until all mourners have left.
On the day of the funeral a small name plaque will be provided in the Floral Tribute area and any tributes will be placed close to the plaque. At the end of the service, mourners proceed to the area to view the tributes before leaving the Crematorium.
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