Types of Funeral


At Owens funeral Services, we acknowledge the significance of funeral planning and the emotional hurdles it entails. Cremation has gained popularity among families, and we offer flexible options for conducting the service. Whether you prefer a chapel at the crematorium, a church, or another suitable venue, we prioritise respecting your preferences. We can assist in finding the suitable officiant for the ceremony, whether it's religious or secular. During the service, guests can opt to gather outside or take seats in the chapel before the arrival of the casket. Personal touches such as hymns, songs, eulogies, and readings can be incorporated. At the conclusion of the service, you have the choice to close the crematorium curtain or leave it open to pay final respects to the casket as you depart. We understand that deciding the placingof your loved one's ashes can be a deeply personal and challenging decision. Most crematoriums can return the ashes within a week, and we are here to provide guidance and support as you contemplate your choices.


Planning a funeral can be emotionally taxing, and our aim is to provide compassionate assistance during this trying period. Our team is available to assist you in arranging a funeral and burial at a suitable cemetery, graveyard, or burial site, along with a service in a church or chapel if desired. We believe in tailoring the funeral service to your personal preferences and beliefs, whether you desire a formal or informal ceremony, or a religious or secular service. We understand that the burial process can be overwhelming, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our compassionate team is available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Green, Woodland, and Meadow Funerals

While there isn't an industry standard for a "green" or "eco" funeral, we can assist you in arranging your loved one's final resting place in a woodland or meadow burial ground. These funerals can still incorporate faith-based elements and offer a variety of environmentally friendly coffin and ashes casket options. A brief committal ceremony can be held at the graveside, and flowers can be placed without cellophane or ribbon. In certain burial grounds, memorial trees can also be added to mark the loved one's resting place.


For those seeking simplicity or facing budget constraints, unattended cremations provide a more cost-effective option. This choice involves a straightforward cremation process without a formal funeral service and is typically unattended, allowing you to bid farewell to your loved one in your own way. Although there is no formal service, you can still arrange a private memorial service or a celebration of life before or after the cremation to honour your loved one's wishes. We are here to help you determine if an unattended cremation is the right choice for your loved one and provide additional information to assist in organising such a service.