PHILIP PEPPARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS

Email us or call 01458 252505

Langport’s Independent, Family Funeral Directors

What To Do When Death Occurs

At home


When the death has been certified (by a medical professional) contact us on 01458 252505 and we will arrange to collect the deceased from your home. You can telephone us at any time of day or night.

At a Nursing or Residential Home


The above procedure is likely to be carried out by a member of staff, who will then contact us.

At Hospital


When a death has occurred in hospital, contact us and inform the hospital staff that we are acting on your behalf. The hospital will need to know if your loved one is to be buried or cremated.

Arranging the Funeral

Every funeral arranged by us is individual, so please do not be afraid to bring to our attention any requirements or special requests. We are able to arrange funerals for all faiths and beliefs. You may wish to consider some of the following:-

Burial


All parishioners have the right to be buried in their parish churchyard, providing it remains open for new burials. If it is closed, then burials can take place in the nearest municipal cemetery.

 

Cremation


If cremation is chosen, the funeral service can still be held in the Parish Church, with the Committal carried out at the Crematorium, or the complete service can be held at the Crematorium. The Crematorium Chapel can be used for all faiths and also services of a non–religious nature. There are several options open to you for the interment of ashes, which we will be happy to discuss with you.

 

The Officiant


We will make arrangements on your behalf for a Minister or other Officiant to take the service. This could be a religious Minister or another person, for example a Humanist officiant or a family friend. The person taking the service will contact you beforehand to discuss the service.