Arranging a funeral

Arranging the Service

At Robson & Stephens we appreciate that Funeral Services have changed over the years and although traditional services are still popular, more and more people are choosing to personalise their own service in celebrating a truly unique life for their loved one.

We strongly believe that families should be given the opportunity to choose exactly how and where they want to celebrate the life of a loved one.

This may be through a poem, favourite piece of music, a picture coffin or even a motorcycle hearse or horse drawn carriage to take their loved one on their last journey.

Just few of the details to be considered

• Type of Funeral & where the Service will be held

• Hearse & limousines for the day of the Funeral

• The choice of Coffin or Casket

• How to word a newspaper notice

• Religious, non religious or civil funeral

• Choice of music & poetry & flowers

• Donations, order of service & catering

Robson & Stephens will be pleased to help and advise on all of the above.

Coffin, flowers & tributes

We will help you plan the Funeral in relaxed and comfortable surroundings. Choosing a coffin is often one of the hardest aspects of arranging a Funeral.

Flowers at a Funeral can be a simple and beautiful way to create a personal tribute and might include bouquets, wreaths and sprays, through to coffin displays and specialist designs.

Whatever you feel would be an appropriate tribute can be created for you.

Catering for relatives & friends of the family

There are many exciting venues available for a gathering, from exclusive hotels to pubs or marquees. We can also suggest many alternatives venues i.e. local National Trust property.

Press announcements, donations, service sheets

Robson & Stephens will organise the press announcements, we will work with you to compile wording for press announcements for both local and national newspapers if required. A Return of Thanks Notice acknowledgement, after the Funeral will also be placed thanking relatives & friends for their kind donations & support.

You may wish that only family flowers are sent to the Funeral and that donations are sent to the Charity of your choice. We collect donations on your behalf and provide a list of donors and the total amount given. We then ask the Charity to acknowledge receipt of this sum directly to the Next of Kin or Executor. We normally allow 4 to 6 weeks for collection of donations.

We recognise that many families like to have the hymns and order of service printed. This would show the name of the deceased, possibly a short text and other details you would like included. We arrange the printing of these, in consultation with the Officiating Minister.

Experience the Difference

Respect & Dignity

Our priority is to offer the opportunity for families to create a unique celebration of a life conducted with respect and dignity

Support & Services

Our support and services are available locally with the ability to provide anywhere in the UK and Abroad

Personal Attention

You get personal attention at all times from Mark, Gary and Melissa 24 hours, 7 days a week

Here for You When You Need Us Most

We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you’ll always have someone to talk to. Together we can create a completely unique and personalised service – the way you want it to be. Our promise is to help you arrange a funeral with care, respect, clarity and reassurance.