Cremated remains

When arranging the funeral, you may not have decided on the final resting place for your loved one’s cremated remains . We would be pleased to advise you on the variety of options open to you.

Scattering the cremated remains:

This can be carried out in a number of places including:

  • In the grounds of the crematorium
  • In your garden
  • At a place with fond memories
  • In woodland or on moorland
  • At sea
  • Abroad

NB: In some cases, permission may be needed from the appropriate authority.

Burying the cremated remains

People choose to bury the cremated remains for a variety of reasons. For instance, families can then visit the place of burial and put up a memorial at the site, while others place the cremated remains of more than one family member together.

You may be able to bury the cremated remains :

  • Within the grounds of the crematorium
  • In a churchyard or cemetery
  • In a grave
  • In your garden

In each case, we can help by seeking permission from the appropriate authority.

Keeping the cremated remains

Some people prefer to keep the cremated remains at home in a casket or urn designed for that purpose. In some cases this is so that when a spouse or partner dies, the remains of both can be scattered or buried together. Others place a small amount in a piece of jewellery, for example a specially designed locket. Our offices have displays of urns, keepsakes and specialist jewellery and can offer advice on what is available.