Types of Funeral
There are many different types of funerals to choose from, there is no right or wrong way to do them, just the way that feels best. They might be religious or non-religious, large or small and intimate.
If you haven’t yet decided what sort of service you would like, take a look at these ideas for unique and special ways to celebrate the life of a loved one, or speak to a member of our team.
Planning a Funeral
Our main aim is to help and guide you through the process. We’ll listen to you and let you choose the level of support you would like, while guiding you through the practical and legal requirements.
A V Ridout Funeral Service?
Our dedicated team at our Highcliffe-on-Sea funeral home is committed to creating tailored funerals that reflect the unique life of your loved one. We can be contacted 24 hours a day, by telephone, and are here to discuss your needs. Or if you prefer, we can visit your home to discuss funeral arrangements.Learn more & meet the team
Types of funerals
There are a number of different types of funerals available. Which one you choose will depend on your beliefs, or those of your loved one and whether you chose a burial or cremation. Cremation is the most popular form of funeral with a service at the crematorium, in a church or other venue prior to the cremation.
If you’d like something a bit different, personalised or less formal than a traditional service, we can support, guide and inspire you to create a farewell that is a true celebration of life.
Products & Services
Funerals are incredibly personal so everything will be built around your needs. Please do let us know if you have any special requests and we’ll do our best to help.
We’ll listen to you and let you choose the level of support you would like, while guiding you through the practical and legal requirements.
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