Cremation is increasingly popular, generally considered to be more environmentally friendly than burial and provides many more options with respect to your loved one’s final resting place.
In order for a cremation service for your loved one to proceed you will need to provide various documents which we are on hand to help you with.
A cremation service can be religious, secular or you may choose to not to have a service. A time (normally 45 minutes) will be allocated for your loved one’s funeral. Should you require a longer funeral this can be arranged but will incur an additional crematorium fee.
Alternatively you can hold the service in a different location such as a church, or in some cases the family home, and follow this with a cremation. On occasions families arrange for a cremation to take place before a service of thanksgiving elsewhere. The order in which you do this is a personal choice.
We can help you find a suitable person to conduct the ceremony. Alternatively, if you wish, you are welcome to arrange your own minister, officiant or family member to take the service.
The last part of a service is called the committal. There are a few options related to the order of events at this stage of the service. We will be happy to help, and advise you, to ensure that family and friends can say goodbye in a way which reflects you and your loved one's wishes.
After the cremation service has taken place we will be available to talk you through the options to choose a suitable memorial for your loved one and lay their ashes to rest. Popular choices include a garden of remembrance and in a churchyard or cemetery family grave.
Crematoria in the Swindon Area
- Kingsdown Crematorium, Kingsdown Rd, Swindon SN25 6SG
- North Wiltshire Crematorium, Swindon Rd, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 8ET
- South Oxfordshire Crematorium, Garford, Abingdon, OX13 5PA
- West Wiltshire Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Trowbridge BA14 6HL