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Funeral Directors in Essex

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Essex Funeral Directors

A funeral director is there for you while you are in mourning and somewhat less able of managing and arranging a funeral yourself.

Funeral Costs in Essex

Paying for a funeral in Essex doesn’t have to be expensive and yet can usually still include most of the things you wanted.

Essex Funeral Plans

At present funerals are in fact difficult to pay for many families in Essex and one way to deal with this is through easy monthly funeral plans.

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Mark Brown Co-founder of FuneralGuide.co.uk

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Essex Funeral Director

I am very sure that hundreds of thousands of people each year would find it enormously difficult to organise a funeral if it wasn’t for Funeral Directors. Offering advice and organising a celebrant no matter which religion you hold faith in.

We fall apart having just lose someone very dear to us -at this point of time we usually call a person that can handle all the details on our behalf.

They are the person or group of people that arrange your funeral and tidy up all needed documents. Funeral directors are also equipped with the knowledge to navigate all of the legal aspects of the funeral.

They are not simply there to cater for a single religion and they do make arranging a funeral the easiest thing to do when in reality it is very hard at a time of grieving. The reason people in mourning use funeral directors is due to this, the planning, flowers, casket or coffin and more, although this does come with a cost.

How much does a Funeral in Essex cost?

Essex funeral planning

When the Funeral Director visits to reassure and comfort you in your time of need, he will introduce you to the ways of how a funeral service is put together. Part of this format unfortunately is detailing the costs. Every part of a funeral can be broken down into separate costs so you can choose how affordable or elaborate you wish a service to be.

A simple breakdown can see you pay a fee for the Funeral Director’s time and expertise, a charge for a Death Notice and paperwork for burial or cremations.

If you do wish to have some part of the service that is more special, you may prefer to organise a send-off proceeding that is personalised. Additional items that may hike up the cost are the materials used in the making or urn or coffin and furnishings used, flowers, hiring bearers, the type of transportation used in a funeral procession and whether any catering will be required.

Funeral director fees tend to be straightforward and typically do not exceed more than a few hundred pounds. The third party costs will also include payments for burial – the earth has to be moved by someone and the rental of the Essex plot,or Cremation costs.

There will be additional costs if a celebrant. pallbearers, flowers & catering are required, and whoever holds the funeral service for you. Generally speaking, cremation is cheaper than burial, in any case you should be shown costs upfront so you can make the best decision for you.

Why A Funeral Plan ?

A Funeral Plan is a document that is enacted upon your death, it will have been arranged on your behalf by yourself to cater for all or most of the cost connected to your own funeral, whether in Essex or elsewhere. It is also common and recommended for individuals to take out life insurance, as it is the best way to ensure the protection of your family and loved ones’ interests.

Have life insurance to protect your family’s interests and family proper, most of these banks and institutions will advise you take out a will. There is a financial burden when it comes to buying someone that someone who knows they are dying, will try to alleviate for others. You can be as thorough or as less involving as you wish.

A Funeral Plan is an easy way of paying for a funeral in instalments over a period of a year or multiple years. You yourself will choose the coffin and style, hearse arrangements, flowers and the service itself or simply pay for the funeral costs in advance and enable the bereaved to arrange the service themselves.

Paying for a funeral in advance protects your family from having to find the cost after you have died and lessens the stress at a time of grieving. Whether monthly for years or a few years, you can pay for a funeral in advance, organising as little as much as you want.

Your Will & Testament 

A Will and Testament serves as one of the most significant documents in funeral proceedings as a legal document able to aid in any affairs you may have left unattended during your lifetime. First, a will typically contains details regarding your wishes regarding the distribution of your personal property among your loved ones. A person testifies their will through a legal written note, usually observed by a solicitor, that they wish such and such a person to receive their worldly belongings.

It essentially details who in your life gets what – or how much of something – and when. Undoubtedly a Will serves as a document to answer all your relatives’ questions. Well most and usually financially related, although you can place anything in a Will to be read out after.

You can appoint an Executor that might be a close family relative, a friend or a solicitor. Beneficiaries are those who will receive what has been listed within your will.

This maybe the sale or distribution of property, the settling of debts and bills and informing people of your passing. A Will and Testament is the safest way to ensure your wishes for your Estate are adhered to.

Essex Crematoria, if that's something you've considered

Crematorium in Essex

In appearance, crematoriums tend to physically resemble churches in that they possess seating for the congregation and an elevated stage for the Celebrant.

In addition, crematoriums contain what is known as a Catafalque, which is able to display a casket or coffin until it is moved behind a curtain whereby it will be cremated. There also tend to be cemeteries on the same grounds. Furthermore, while crematoriums tend to possess some kind of religious affiliation, most are also willing to still accept any service.

If cremation is preferred, a funeral director will likely be able to direct you to the nearest crematorium for the appropriate service. Like that which may take place in a Essex church, the service may proceed with the same religious connotations, with the inclusion of readings, prayers, and hymns.

The Coroner & Mortician

If a person’s death cannot be explained, the Coroner will decide the cause and make further investigation until a decision has been arrived at. When the police and a doctor cannot determine without a doubt why a person has died.

Through inspection, or an autopsy, the coroner will be able to determine the cause of death, if the body should be preserved, as well as if the body may be released to the family for burial. In cases where an autopsy is performed, religious practices will typically be observed as far as it is appropriate under the circumstances.

A Mortuary Technician holds varying positions depending on the amount of people working in the local Mortuary. Their duties involve attending to the embalming procedure and otherwise preparing the deceased for the funeral.

They may beautify the person to reflect how they normally would in life and generally take care of the body and abide by any legal structures demanded upon them as guided by a Coroner, samples etc.

Burial Sites in Essex

There are two ways our bodies are religiously defined on the day of interment, through cremation and or burial, for difference of opinion or religion, people have different takes on death.

The religion or personal preference may dictate which method is used, a burial can take place in a cemetery or woodland or open field if a Humanist or Green funeral.

It can also involve the burial of an urn of ashes, as well as a coffin or casket, a Essex burial plot and grave may enable family and friends to visit on occasion, for some it may be a personal wish of the deceased, to have ashes scattered at a favorite place or buried near a loved one or a family burial plot. Likewise a cremation will allow for relatives to accept ashes in a small urn as a keepsake, cremation is the turning of a body and coffin into ashes, so the person may be buried, placed in a mausoleum or ashes scattered.

The Casket, Coffin or Urn

Essex burial sites

There are three types of vessel which are used as a method of either burial, cremation or to place the ashes in a final resting place.

An Urn is used to carry ashes and is vase shaped with closure. It can be buried or rest on a Mantelpiece. Urns come with almost as much choice in decoration and style as coffins.

It will contain the ashes of the deceased. While a coffin has six sides with a tapered angle at each end, a casket has four sides with a split top that enables it to be open for viewing. In other religions a standard tapered end coffin will provide for a good burial.

While both can be furnished, a casket tends to be more decorative with fancy handles. Caskets can be furnished in a more elaborate manner than a coffin and both can feature handles for bearers to carry.

Cemeteries & Graveyards in Essex

Cemeteries in Essex

Most religions prefer burial over cremation, some enable both, they can be burials that are marked as in Christianity or unmarked if a Humanist funeral.

A family would remain in a town for generations – today, not so much, from one end of the country to the other end of the Planet. A possible reason why Cremations are more popular – a cemetery is a patch of consecrated land (religious) that contains may graves.

Plots work on a rental basis and this will be arranged with a funeral direct and renewed on a tenure basis, similar options are mausoleum where coffins or caskets may be placed.

Essex Obituaries

You may have read a few accidentally in the classified section of a local or national newspaper, they are longer more colourful versions of Death Notices and announce the name, place of birth and location and age of the recently deceased.

Essex Obituary

An Obituary is a bit like a Death Notice, only more informative. A Death Notice is the small square placed in the Classifieds section for Births Deaths and Marriages, only it is a bit more detailed and can be quite lengthy.

Full obituary notices more closely resemble eulogies, whereby a person’s name, date and town of birth, town of death, and details about their life may be stated -they may additionally contain a picture of the deceased as a visual means of commemorating their passing.

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"After my father passed without any arrangements, I had to sort everything out, it was difficult. I quickly decided that I didn’t want to leave my kids with that kind of burden. Now, I pay a small monthly amount and it’s such a relief..." -  Steve Bailey, Hertfordshire
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