Funerals of your choice
Contemporary or traditional
Burial or cremation
Green or woodland burial
Informal or formal
Religious or non-religious
Choice of celebrants to lead services
Here are some links you may find useful as starting points…we can make suggestions that are appropriate for your particular funeral arrangements when we know more about your last wishes.
East Riding Crematorium
Mowthorpe natural burial ground in the Howardian Hills (near Malton/Castle Howard). Tel: 01653 648459
Rufforth and Knapton – http://www.rufforthwithknapton-pc.gov.uk/id2.html Natural Burial Ground
Tarn Moor Near Skipton – http://www.tarnmoor.co.uk > this site also takes pets.
Westerdale – www.greenburials.org.uk In Castleton (North Yorkshire) Moors
York Cemetery – http://yorkcemetery.org.uk A beautiful, RHS award-winning, hidden gem in central York with the choice of a variety of settings.
Your Local Parish
Contact your parish council about their burial ground. If you’ve lived in the parish for the last three years, they usually offer the lowest fees. If you are out of parish, burial may be possible at an additional fee, but permission and fees vary from parish to parish.
Your Local Church Yard
This option is usually only for parishioners who are regular attendees at a place of religious worship.
Other Useful Links
ADA (Advance Decisions Assistance) – www.adassistance.org.uk
A charity working to raise awareness of Advance Decisions (‘living wills’) and to help people complete them.
Ideal Living, York – www.idealliving.co.uk
A professional and confidential service that will help you with administrative, organisational and property related matters. From moving house to navigating the bereavement process; they guide you with an impartial, caring and flexible approach.
It’s Good to Talk – www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy site, where you can find someone local who is a qualified, registered counsellor, if you have bereavement or other issues.
Roche Legal – www.rochelegal.co.uk
Practical legal advice, including wills, powers of attorney, estate planning, trusts and tax, grants of probate and estate.
The Bereavement Register – www.thebereavementregister.org.uk
By registering with this free service, the names and addresses of the deceased are removed from mailing lists, stopping most unwanted marketing post within as little as six months.
The Compassionate Friends – www.tcf.org.uk
A charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.