What happens at a burial service?

A burial can follow a personal funeral service held in a place of worship or a separate alternative venue like a village hall.

The burial service is held outside, weather depending, around the dug plot in a Cemetery or Churchyard.

What can be included within a burial service?

  • Personal tributes from family & friends
  • Music (via my Bluetooth speaker & phone)
  • Readings
  • Special items on display
  • Colour
  • A theme
  • Prayers and hymns – or no religious content
  • Bespoke service booklet

How long is a burial service?

Weather depending, it can be roughly 15-30minutes long where family and friends stand directly around the plot where your the coffin will be lowered and buried.

Your loved one’s coffin will be safely carried to the plot, and then rested on a trestle or on putlogs (planks of wood directly over the plot) until the moment of committal.

This is then where the putlogs (or “chocs”) will be removed from underneath it and then using straps the coffin will be slowly and safely lowered into the ground by 4-6 people which can include family and friends.

Once the coffin has been lowered gently into the ground, family can then place flowers into the grave, even petals instead as it adds colour and is a little softer than soil.

The grave is not filled until people have left the burial site -unless the family want to take part.

Dear Jen,

Thank you so so much for all your help and kindness, the service was beautiful and gentle and really helped us say goodbye to a wonderful man, it couldn’t have been any better and for that we will always be grateful.

​Our love and best wishes to you and your family. xxx

How I support you

There are 3 main stages for every funeral service:

  • I meet with you, the family
  • Prepaing the service. Lots of typing, phone calls and emails with you to create a bespoke and personal funeral service for your loved one
  • I deliver your loved one’s service
  • 1 Precious Keepsake


Funeral Services

From £230 - £400

Under 18yrs

I charge a 50% fee to cover my expenses, but donate my time and specialism.