Hemel Hempstead (01442) 253465

Berkhamsted (01442) 870326

Services

Every funeral is as individual as you are. We offer a wide variety of choices and services to reflect this, from pre-need funeral plans, through alternative funeral vehicles, to the reception after and even grief counselling.

Bereavement

We know that a death can be traumatising to family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. Many people are able to move on with their lives, but some find it difficult to resolve their feelings. Our counselling expert, Lydia has been dealing with the bereaved for many years and provides counselling and therapy to individuals and families. Read more about grief counselling...

Burial or cremation?

Burial or CremationWhen planning a funeral one of the biggest choices that needs to be made is whether to have a burial or a cremation.

For some people the choice is guided by their religious beliefs, but for most it is a personal preference that determines the choice.

We have provided some information regarding burials and cremations to help you make your decision along with information about the local crematoria and cemeteries and information about what options are open to you for the cremated remains if you chose a cremation.  Read more about burials and cremations...

Vehicles

Austin Princess HearseWe take great pride in our fleet of funeral vehicles. Our primary fleet consists of Jaguar hearses and limousines.

In addition to these we also have a classic Austin Princess hearse and are able to supply horse-drawn hearses, motorcycle hearse and 4x4 hearses.

For burials and scattering of cremated remains at sea, we can provide use of a motor launch. Other vehicles are available by special request. Read more about our funeral vehicles...

Chapel visits

Hemel Hempstead ChapelAt our premises in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted we have chapels of rest or viewing rooms where you can come and spend time with your loved one.

These are quiet rooms where family and friends can have some time alone to pay respect to the deceased. Read more about our chapels...

Flowers and donations

When somebody passes away, many people look for a way to express their love for that person and the grief that they feel at their passing. It has long been the tradition for people to send floral tributes in memory of the deceased. As an alternative to flowers, more and more people are now electing to have money given to a specific charity in memory of the deceased. In this way a charity that has meant something to the deceased or their family can receive donations that they would otherwise not have. Read more about floral tributes and charitable donations...

Death notices and obituaries

When somebody dies it is not always easy to let all of the relevant people know. It is all too easy to forget contacts of the deceased who may not be a part of their every-day lives, but would want to attend the funeral. For that reason, many people choose to have a death notice placed in one of the local papers (for the Dacorum area they are the Gazette and the Herald Express). We are able to write and place these notices for you once the funeral arrangements are made. Read more about death notices and obituaries...

Dove releases

It is never easy to say goodbye. Releasing a funeral dove pays a moving tribute to a loved one who has passed. Respectfully creating tender memories for those left behind. The dove also brings a sense of soulful serenity to soothe the hearts of family and friends. Read more about releasing a dove...

Pre-Need Funeral Plans

We are pleased to work in partnership with Golden Charter, offering you a range of funeral plans.

All of the plans can be tailored to your individual requirements.

These plans are designed to ensure that, when the time comes, your family know your wishes and the burden of paying for the funeral is lessened.

You can arrange them through us at our offices, by post, or online. Read more about pre-need funeral plans...

Repatriation

If somebody dies abroad, or a person has died in England and needs returning to their native country, there are a number of options open to the person making the arrangements. We are able to offer advice on all aspects of repatriation, and we can take the worry out of the process for you. Read more repatriation...

 

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