This list will give you some idea of what is available but we have a much more extensive range at our funeral homes for you to choose from, be it something simple, traditional or completely personalised or out of the ordinary. We will be happy to discuss your ideas.
Visiting your loved one in our Chapels
At all of our funeral homes we have beautiful dedicated private chapels of rest where you can visit your loved one. This is very much your decision. Some find it helps with the acceptance of death, whereas others can find it adds to their grief. We are always willing to discuss this with you and accommodate your requests. We also offer the facility to view your loved one in the privacy of your own home.
Announcements can be placed by us in a variety of local and national newspapers to advise people of the funeral date and also your requests regarding flowers and donations.
We can administer donations to any charity of your choice and will personally thank each donor on your behalf. We will send you a list of donors and the total amount collected after a period of 4 – 6 weeks. If your friends and family would like to gift aid their donation so that the charity will gain an additional 28p of every pound given at no extra cost to themselves, please ask them to complete a gift aid form and send with their donation. (Click here: GOV.UK ‘Gift Aid declaration forms for a single donation’).
A printed order of service can be an added personal touch, as well as providing a precious keepsake that can perhaps be sent to those who are unable to attend the funeral. We are always willing to talk to you and discuss your individual requirements in detail.
Online Tributes & Donations
Photographs, tributes and memories of your loved one can be shared online via our Tribute Garden. Friends and family are able to add their condolences to a personalised page and light virtual candles. Loved ones can also be invited to make donations to chosen charities.
More and more of us are considering the effect our lives have on the environment and funerals are no exception. At Alex Jones Funeral Directors we pride ourselves on being able to offer ecologically friendly options including English willow coffins and others approved by the FSC and the Soil Association.
We are also able to arrange woodland burials and green funerals.
All our products are manufactured with care to the FFMA United Kingdom specifications for coffin manufacture.
All raw material is carefully sourced from sustainable yield forest plantations where tree harvesting is government supervised.
Burial at Sea
Contrary to popular belief, burial at sea is still available and is the perfect tribute for all seafarers or those wanting something a bit more unusual.