Arranging a Funeral / Celebration of Life

We are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year to help our clients. We understand when someone dies, any decision can be traumatic and unbearably difficult.

Our staff will always be available to assist you during the difficult days following the passing of a loved one. We can advise and guide you through the process of arranging a funeral and will meet you either in our funeral home or at your home.

There are many decisions to make and our knowledgeable team will guide you through these. Time is on your side so there is no need to rush.





Burial

The main consideration if you are wanting a burial is which cemetery to choose if this has not already been decided by the deceased. Often people/families buy a burial plot but sometimes this is not the case. If this has not already been decided enquiries will need to be made as to the availability of burial plots at your choice of cemetery.

Cemeteries are either owned by the Church or the Council.

We can enquire on availability for you.





Celebrants

We can take an active part in contacting either the priest or minister to which the deceased was known or indeed a suitable member of the clergy if they had no connection with a church. We have the contact details for all the local clergy and can pass these on to you or indeed make the initial call for you.

When a religious funeral is desired, and the deceased person has not been directly connected to a church, it is best practice to contact the priest or minister for the area in which the they lived.

If you are looking for a non-religious or humanist service, we have a list of respected celebrants to support you in this way.

As soon as the arrangements for the date and time of the service have been agreed, we will then put the priest, minister or celebrant in touch with you to discuss the full details of the service.





Cremation

The first decision to consider is which crematorium to choose. We are fortunate to have three crematoria in Cornwall of which two are local to our Funeral Home.

Treswithian Downs Crematorium opened in 2010 and is situated on the outskirts of Camborne. The Chapel can seat 96 people with room for a further 50 standing.

The chapel has a beautiful view across the valley, a Church Organ and full music facilities to allow almost any chosen music to be played in the chapel. They can also record both audio and video should this be required and also have live web-cast facilities.

Penmount Crematorium opened in 1956 and is situated on the outskirts of Truro. There are two chapels at Penmount:

  • Kernow Chapel which can seat 60 people with some room for standing
  • Trelawney Chapel which can seat 100 people with additional room for another 100 under cover.

Glynn Valley Crematorium opened in 1989 and it situated on the A38 just outside of Bodmin. This chapel also has a stunning view across the Glynn Valley and has room for 56 people seated plus some standing room.

There is a Church Organ and also full music facilities to allow almost any chosen music to be played.





The Service

Choosing the venue for the funeral is often pre-determined by someone's previous connection with a local church or chapel but on occasions this is not the case.

A funeral can be carried out in a wide variety of places prior to the actual committal, and we will work with you to facilitate the service at any venue.







Testimonials

All the family was very happy with the respectful service you arranged and the warmth you showed