Newcastle Upon Tyne Locals: Find out how we can help you freeze funeral costs and match you with the right funeral director locally
Newcastle Upon Tyne Funeral Directors
When a person dies and you are finding it difficult to focus there is a single person that can help you arrange a funeral.
Funeral Costs in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Funerals are widely seen as expensive but necessary although they can sometimes come at the worst moment.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Funeral Plans
Now that funerals are becoming more difficult to afford, pre paid funerals are one way to effectively deal with the high costs.
How FuneralGuide.co.uk can help you pay for the send off you deserve...
Mark Brown Co-founder of FuneralGuide.co.uk
Finding a Caring Newcastle Upon Tyne Funeral Director
A Funeral Director has become the first port of call for many when a person dies. We lose focus, dither and tend to depend on people around us for support, hardly surprising.
Whether it is organising the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Church funeral service and cemetery details, speaking to relevant authorities, or arranging a celebrant.
These officials organise the service, contact a Celebrant, make sure all documents are correct, ensure grave is dug, pall bearers turn up and transportation is in place. In a calm manner you will be asked a series of questions that will take only half an hour.
Come the end you will have organised the basics and drilled down on cost and essentials. Organising the details of choosing a casket, picking flower arrangements, and issuing a public death notice are tasks the funeral director may also be able to take on in order to ease the planning process for loved ones.
How much does a Funeral in Newcastle Upon Tyne cost?
Why opt for a Funeral Plan? Because while you read this now, if you come back in twenty years and say “Oh go on then!” The cost of a funeral may will have risen two to three times the original cost it was two decades ago. Alternatively you can have an embellished send off where costs do not matter.
Religion will have a bearing on each aspect you can personalise.
The fees you are paying for include completing a certificate of death, liaising with cemeteries and if required any religious people. When a Funeral Director meets to arrange the service, they will offer you a piece of paper with headings and a list of check boxes, although not listed, each will have a cost.
A coffin or casket can start from several hundred pounds to several thousand depending on how many furnishings you choose and the style. Third party costs cover burial costs, burial plot rental or cost of cremation.
A charge for the Celebrant and the person who will organise and hold the service, and any Hearse hire, flowers, catering, bearers or facility use. All costs will be known beforehand and you can choose the level of elaboration, but a cremation tends to be cheaper than a burial.
The Benefits & Drawbacks of Funeral Plans
In the modern era, many people now take the time to plan for their death as part of a range of financial products that they receive and take out during their life time. It really depends on your state of mind and who you’re talking to.
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. Within the will, you will be instructing your family or relatives the ability to pay for your funeral from your estate or pre-funded through a pre paid funeral plan.
It is possible to arrange the funeral from start to finish, hymns, prayers, arrange casket and transport from a family home.
This is what a funeral plan is all about – not ensuring you have the best funeral, best sings played and one people remember for years to come.
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. It is not unknown for funeral costs to rocket 300% over the course of twenty years. There is no real downside other than saving on increased funeral costs further down the line.
Your will - finding a will writer
When a person dies a lot of a person’s affairs can be left unattended to. A Will and Testament is the legal document that aids another in dealing with those affairs. The legal document will list who gets what, when and what amount, there are no downsides and you can always make changes along the way.
If a person doesn’t have property or a loved one, they may not care for a will, but many opt for at least a simple Will to ensure loved ones are catered for and the process is made more simple if they suddenly die. They can be free or paid and you need only do four things. The ability to control an estate after someone has died and is issued by the local authority if not contested.
Whether you have a family, very little or no possessions, it’s advisable to have a will so your estate can be settled correctly and timely. 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.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Crematoria
A Crematorium is similar to a Church in that it has seats for the congregation, an elevated stage for a celebrant but also includes a Catafalque which will display the coffin or casket until it moves beyond a curtain and the body is cremated.
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. It is possible to hold a religious service inside a Crematorium and a Funeral Director will assist with the panning and finding a suitable Celebrant to run the service.
A celebrant will be used, hymns can be sung and after people will gather to read notes on flowers and talk to the bereaved and family and friends that turned up.
The Coroner & Mortician - What they do
In British and most Western law, it is required of the state to announce why a person has died. This person will then decide what the actual cause of the death was and if the scene and body should be preserved or the body can be released to the family for burial.
This tends not to be a personal choice but certainly family members can re-direct officials to use one. In the United Kingdom, the duties of a mortician – also known as a mortuary technician – involve attending to the body itself rather than any other aspects of the funeral planning process.
The range of jobs include that of a Mortuary Beautician through to Forensic Pathologist – the ability of preparing the body is one that has to be carried out carefully and respectfully, as each religion and family have individual wishes. The processes include cleaning, embalming and applying cosmetics – the Mortician may also be required to assist the County Coroner in providing samples.
Burial Sites in Newcastle Upon Tyne
The method of interment chosen will be decided upon personal preference or as guided by the faith the deceased believed in – some religions allow cremation others only allow cremation and some only burial.
Each and every religion has different commandments on how a burial or cremation should proceed.
If a personal or family preference then Cremation may enable to dispersal of ash or in some traditions the ability to split ashes and for them to betaken home by different family members. 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.
Three Choices: Casket, Coffin or Urn
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.
In either instance, most if not all will require the body to be cremated within the confines of a coffin or casket. Caskets and Coffins are similar in that they are both built to contain the deceased.
The difference between a casket and a coffin lies in its build. What’s the difference? The distinctions are that a coffin has tapered ends that slope inwards at the head and the feet and have a six sided top, usually hinged and open entirely when offered for viewing. Certain other religious traditions require a coffin with a tapered ending.
Both casket and coffin can be used for burial and cremation: The exception being that all furnishings must be wooden or cardboard, any elaborate handles or designs should be for burials only. Using any kind of materials and the cost will be the difference.
Cemeteries & Graveyards in Newcastle Upon Tyne
In times gone by, for centuries, a person would live in the same town all their life.
It may also be personal preference to choose a grave rather than other means. A possible reason why Cremations are more popular – a cemetery is a patch of consecrated land (religious) that contains may graves.
In return you will receive a graveyard plot number that corresponds to a certain area and location, the term life of a plot is not forever and is usually on lease or for a set period -this exempts family plots and Mausoleums or Tombs which tend to be renewed as each century passes.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Obituaries
If you’ve ever flicked through all the pages of a Newspaper you’ll have find a small section buried in the classifieds which is used to announce Births, Deaths and Marriages.
At National level, more can be alerted to the funeral – it’s a more flamboyant way of notifying of a death but also can be more personal than a death notice.
Instead of trying to figure who may wish to be notified, it is much easier to list an Obituary in several newspapers where the person grew up, lived long periods or in workplace magazines: Details you may include are place of birth, date of birth, place died and age -information about their career, personal achievements and characteristics and often the time, date and location of the funeral.
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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