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What should I do next for a Funeral service?

What should
I do next for a
Funeral service?



When you contact us to advise us that someone has passed away, we will ask you for some details about the deceased as well as advise you about what the next steps will be. This may include arranging collection of the deceased, if necessary.

At this point, you may wish to discuss burial or cremation with family members or executors. Advice will be given on obtaining the necessary paperwork from your relevant doctors’ surgery or the hospital, as well as advice on registering the death.

In order to start making arrangements for the funeral, we will, in due course, agree a time to meet and go through all of yours and your loved one’s wishes.

Some things to bear in mind include where you’d like the funeral to be held, whether you wish to attend the service, whether you’d like a minister or celebrant to take the service, any readings or poem and musical choices. If you would like an announcement in any newspapers, please just let us know and we can arrange this. Transportation on the day and any special requirements should also be discussed at this point.

Choosing a burial or a cremation

In our area, cremation costs are now similar to a burial. There are normally time constraints for a crematorium service. You will also need to consider what you would like to do with the ashes; whether you’d like to keep them, scatter or inter them.

Woodland burials have become a popular alternative to a burial in a churchyard or cemetery in recent years. However, we can help you make the right decision during the arrangements. You will also need to consider whether you require a headstone or plaque in the future.

Advice on suitable types of coffins can be discussed, once we know what sort of funeral service you’d like.

We also offer a Cremation only service which is increasing in popularity and we would be happy to discuss the details with you, as an alternative.

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For a family bidding farewell to a loved one, organising a funeral is daunting. At F.W. Spilsbury, we have continued the family ethos engrained over 4 generations.


We coordinate all the necessary transfer arrangements of the deceased from the place of death, to our funeral home in Malvern.

Traditional funerals

Once you’ve made your decisions, we’ll make sure that all your wishes are taken care of.

Liaising and coordination

We can deal with the church and celebrant on your behalf.


All transportation is managed by our dedicated team.

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