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Our services 2018-04-12T14:41:13+00:00

Our Services

Bespoke services, tailored to your requirements

With a completely bespoke service, tailored to meet your exact requirements, John Parkin & Son will deliver the best care to you and your family. We will spend as much time as necessary to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled to the highest standards, in a professional and caring way. Our experienced local staff will talk you through all the options available to you, giving you the best advice and supporting you at every stage.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and professional approach, and always aim to ensure that you receive a one to one service – once you meet with one of our funeral directors, they will look after you and your family, from start to finish.

Our staff take great pride in what we do. A selection of our services are detailed below, but this is not exhaustive – if you are looking for something different, please telephone us on 01482 376 104 and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

Burial or Cremation?

We will discuss the different options with you and provide a detailed estimate of the costs. We can arrange for the purchase of a new burial plot if your family does not already own one, as well as make arrangements for the scattering or interment of cremated remains should this be required.

Woodland Burials

An environmentally friendly alternative to a traditional cemetery, woodland burial plots are often found in meadowland, surrounded by trees and wildlife.

Speciality Transport

From the more traditional horse drawn hearses to motorcycle hearses and VW Camper vans, there are a range of options to really personalise a funeral service. Our experienced staff will be happy to help in sourcing something a little different from the norm.

Funeral Flowers

We will assist you in selecting flowers to suit your personal taste. From simple and elegant designs to large coffin sprays, we will work with our local florists to deliver a fitting tribute to your loved one on the day of the funeral. Following the funeral, we can deliver the flowers to a place of your choice or they can be taken to a local family grave or home.

Charitable Donations

If you would prefer for people to make a donation instead of buying flowers, will will assist in arranging this for you.

Order of Service

Often kept as a lasting tribute, orders of service and memoriam cards can be created to any design. We will help you design the content which can include the funeral service running order, photographs, hymns, poems and readings. All our funeral stationery is printed to the highest quality.

Newspaper Notices

Our experienced staff will help to devise a newspaper notice or obituary with you, dealing with the local or national press as you require.

Sourcing Music

Music has become an integral part of many funeral services – from classical and pop music to more traditional hymns, there are literally thousands of options available. You can decide whether pre-recorded music is played, or whether an organist, singer of even a band is required.

Online Obituary Notices

Should you wish, we can arrange to post an online obituary on our website, giving family and friends full access to all the funeral information. With or without a personal photo, each tribute is totally bespoke.

Lasting Tributes

From memorial masonry and cremated remains urns to bespoke jewellery incorporating cremated remains, there are many ways to create a lasting tribute to a loved one.

Repatriation

Unsure what to do if someone passes away abroad? Please contact us and we will advise you accordingly 01482 376 104.