Cremation stands as the preferred choice for funerals across the UK, witnessing a surge in popularity as more crematoriums emerge. In our service area, we proudly serve at Streetly Crematorium, Mercia Forest – Bloxwich, Cannock, Bushbury, Sandwell, Chase & District Burntwood, Perry Barr, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, and Fradley Crematorium, ensuring that families have convenient access to dignified ceremonies.
At these crematoriums, families have the flexibility to host full services, whether religious or non-religious, providing a fitting tribute to their loved ones. Some may opt for a traditional funeral service in a church followed by a committal service at the crematorium, while others may choose a direct cremation, foregoing a formal service but still ensuring respectful handling of the deceased’s remains. Regardless of preference, our team at Dean Harper Funeral Directors is dedicated to accommodating all types of cremation arrangements.
In addition to our standard funeral packages, we offer bespoke services tailored to meet individual needs and preferences. Whether you require assistance in planning a unique ceremony or have specific requests, our compassionate team is available to guide you through every step of the process. Should you have any questions or require assistance, we are available round-the-clock at 01922 638855.
From the initial consultation to the final farewell, trust Dean Harper Funeral Directors to provide dignified and personalised cremation services that honour the memory of your loved ones.
We have cremation packages starting from £1400
We have different packages available to suit each budget and needs. – please see packages on the home page with costs and whats included in each package.
Regulations for Cremations
There are restrictions about what may be cremated with the person who has died – for example materials such as some metals are forbidden. Some families like to place cards or letters with their loved one and even items such as jewellery. We at Dean Harper Funeral Directors will be here to advise you on all the regulations.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is cremation?
- Cremation is a funeral practice that involves the process of reducing a deceased body to its essential elements through the application of intense heat. The remaining bone fragments are then turned into a fine ash, which is returned to the family.
How does cremation differ from a traditional burial?
- While traditional burial involves interring the body in the ground, cremation offers an alternative method of disposition. With cremation, the body is cremated, and the ashes can be kept by the family, scattered, or placed in a memorial urn.
What are the benefits of choosing cremation?
- Cremation offers several benefits, including flexibility in funeral arrangements, cost-effectiveness compared to traditional burial, and the option to customise memorial services to reflect the personality and preferences of the deceased.
Can religious services be held with cremation?
- Yes, cremation does not preclude the possibility of religious services. Families can choose to hold religious ceremonies either before or after the cremation process, depending on their beliefs and traditions.
What is a direct cremation?
- A direct cremation is a simple form of cremation where the body is cremated without a formal funeral service. There is typically no viewing or visitation, and the cremated remains are returned to the family afterward.
Are there any restrictions on what can be cremated with the deceased?
- Yes, there are regulations regarding what items can be cremated with the deceased. Materials such as certain metals may be prohibited due to safety concerns. Our team at Dean Harper Funeral Directors can provide guidance on adhering to these regulations.
Can ashes be scattered in specific locations?
- Yes, ashes can be scattered in various locations, including designated scattering grounds, private property with permission, or meaningful locations significant to the deceased and their loved ones.
How long does the cremation process take?
- The cremation process typically takes between two to four hours, depending on factors such as the size and weight of the deceased.
Is embalming required before cremation?
- No, embalming is not required for cremation. However, it may be recommended if there will be a viewing or visitation before the cremation takes place.
Can multiple family members attend the cremation process?
- While it is possible for family members to attend the cremation process in some cases, it is essential to check with the crematorium for their specific policies and procedures regarding attendance.