Ok, let’s cut through all this talking.
If you are reading this page you either have a funeral to arrange right now, or are expecting to have to very shortly. You need some straight talking!
There is so much stuff “online” and most of it is worse than useless! Lots of waffle, and I can waffle with the best of them. But if you need help, clear concise information and straight talking, given gently, is vital. Call me on 07973 366727 right now. I know, its gone midnight. But I have been a Funeral Director for 40 years, so I am very used to people ringing out of “normal” hours. Whatever they are.
You don’t know what to do first. Register, ring the Vicar, and where can you get a bright pink hearse and a white limousine.
Hold on. Hold on!
Ring me now, and we can very quickly put the date together. Then you can let everyone know when it is so they can make their plans to get there. Ring me as soon as possible, and within half an hour or so we can have most of it sorted. In some cases I can even book the time with the crematorium, even at midnight. I can book you an appointment at the Registrar even if you call me on Sunday night. And yes, I can get you a pink hearse, or a white one, or even one attached to a motorbike or a horse!
If I am not available when you call. My staff will be very happy to help you until I can be found. On the other hand I have to say Rick at Barming, Karan at Bearsted, and Tara at Headcorn are excellent, experienced funeral directors, at least as good if not better than me.
The local Clergy and Life Celebrants, are all very helpful regarding what is included in the service. Its easy for me to give you lots of ideas to make the service fitting for the person. Try NOT to have the same as everyone else. Make it different.
Then, perhaps later the same day we can meet to go through things in detail.
Oh yes one thing, don’t let a Funeral Director pick you up in the same vehicle they use to remove a deceased person. Its very bad practice and you might be surprised how many do it. Beware of black people carriers! Its just not very professional.
Somewhere way off, we will send you an invoice. You will have had the estimate beforehand, so it wont be a shock. We do take the following if it helps.