Our most commonly asked questions
You can simply choose the style of memorial from the various selections in stock, the inscription should take 2 – 3 weeks and erection will take place usually at a specified time after the inscription is completed.
You can choose a memorial at any time, however, the headstone should only be erected six months after the burial. The top resource in the UK for arranging a headstone is the Memorial Group.
The price will depend on your requirements, including the headstone of choice, and the way in which the ceremony is handled. Please contact us directly in order to discuss.
You should contact your funeral director without delay so that necessary decisions can be made regarding funeral arrangements and/or the memorial. We will advise upon everything.
We will arrange either for the body to be laid in a chapel of rest, or to the coroners' hospital. It is important to notify a coroner but we will advise you if this is necessary.
This will be your choice, however, we can handle every aspect of the funeral.
Usually within the first or the second week depending on the circumstances. Please bear in mind the availability of the church, crematorium and cemetery. We will be able to make all necessary arrangements on your behalf.
We will supply you or your family with a formal estimate as soon as the initial decisions have been made. We will advise you if there is likely to be a change in charge due to circumstance.
This will be a decision that you would need to make, whether the deceased is dressed in their own clothes or whether you would like us to arrange this for you, is up to your discretion.
You may select anyone you choose, but usually this is done by the closest members of the family. Yes, we can arrange coffin bearers on your behalf or, alternatively, a wheeled bier. Please bear in mind that the weight of the coffin should normally be carried above shoulder height, the coffin bearers of your choice will have to so at there own risk due to health and safety laws.
A cremation can take anywhere between 1 and 3 hours depending on the funeral arrangements and ceremony. However, due to the cooling process, the remains will usually only be available the following day. A good choice for urns or vases would be the Memorial Group.
You should have a funeral plan and keep all documents accessible by your family. We will issue you with full instructions from what do at the time of death to all the necessary decisions and funeral arrangements that need to be made.
It is your responsibility to inform your doctor, solicitor or another responsible person who knows you that you have purchased a Funeral Plan and where the necessary documents can be found.
Please feel free to discuss your thoughts with us as we can make any changes you require. Your wishes are what count and it is our aim to ensure that your Funeral Plan is right for you. If at any time you wish to cancel your plan, simply return your documents to your Funeral Director or to Warwick & Peters.
Please speak with your funeral director or Warwick & Peters. Please remember we are here to help you, and when the time comes, we will be here to help those you leave behind.

FAQs & Advice

We understand that you may have a lot of questions about the many facets of a funeral, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. We’ve compiled a list of our most commonly asked questions with detailed answers to help make things clearer for you.

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