William Bevan Funeral DirectorsNational Association of Funeral Directors
William Bevan Funeral Directors - Established over 200 Years
 
 
The funeral service is a way of saying goodbye to someone who has died. We are here to take you through the decisions you need to make to ensure you can arrange the funeral you want for your loved one.
 
Here on this page you will find a small selection of downloadable brochures which you might find helpful. We have many more brochures available at our offices. For more information, please get in touch.
 

Choosing Between Cremation or Burial

The first choice people usually make is about the type of funeral service that will take place. Whether you choose a burial or a cremation, we’ll be there to make all the arrangements on your behalf.

Some things to consider about a cremation:

  • It can cost less than a burial
  • The funeral service can be held at the crematorium
  • The service may take place in a church before the cremation
  • There will be a strict time limit for the length of the service
  • You will need to decide the final resting place of the ashes

Some things to consider about a burial:

  • You may already have a family grave or plot
  • In some areas, burial space may be limited or may be very expensive
  • You might want to reserve plots
  • Woodland burials are now available in many areas in the country
  • You can hold the funeral service in a local church or cemetery chapel
  • After the burial you will need to consider if you want a memorial headstone, or a new inscription on an existing headstone

Supplying Information about the Deceased

In order to make the funeral arrangements the funeral director will need:

  • Certificate of Cause of Death (signed by a doctor)
  • The full name of the person who has died
  • Their full address
  • Their date of birth
  • Details of where and when they died
  • Whether the person who has died had a pacemaker fitted

Our Guide to Arranging a Funeral

Our Guide to Arranging a Funeral

Golden Charter Funeral Plans

Golden Charter Funeral Plans

Example of environmentally friendly coffins, caskets and urns:

Somerset Willow Coffins, Caskets & Urns

Somerset Willow Coffins, Caskets & Urns