From simple and elegant traditional Funerals through to something that is bright, modern and alternative, we will guide you through all of the many types of funerals that are available. We passionately believe in choice.
The possibilities for more unique Funerals that reflect the life of the loved one and of the family are bordering on endless, but here are some of the ways we can support you to create a highly individual occasion, such as:
Using a Celebrant as your Officiant
Burial at Sea
Alternative Vehicles (including motorcycles, tractors, brightly coloured hearses and eco-vehicles)
Memorial Items (including using ashes or flowers to create jewellery or ornaments)
Traditional Funerals in England are steeped in ceremony dating back centuries. This type of funeral began with evolving the rituals from Jewish and Roman roots.
People expect to see a motorised black hearse or perhaps a horse-drawn hearse carrying a wooden coffin. Flowers often dress the coffin and the hearse. Usually, the Funeral Director and Bearers are in ceremonial attire. The mourners typically dress in black.
The Funeral Service takes place in either a Church or a Crematorium Chapel. The service is followed by burial in the churchyard or local cemetery, or a cremation. The ashes are either interred into a burial plot, scattered, or returned to the family.
Many families find comfort and solace in the rituals and ceremonies associated with a Traditional Funeral.
We are a forward thinking and creative Funeral Directors with a family-run independent Funeral Home in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. Furthermore, Forrest & Family combine traditional core values with a modern holistic approach. We are the only Funeral Directors in Stoke-on-Trent recommended by the Good Funeral Guide.
Our team are passionate about supporting people on their full journey through end-of-life care and planning, arranging a funeral, and onwards into grief and bereavement support. We understand that a funeral should be affordable without compromising on quality or on choice.
Please contact us on 01782 756518 for further information on our available services.