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What happens next

Ashes final resting place

When it comes to choosing the final resting place for your loved one’s ashes, there are many choices.

Before you make a decision, here are a few considerations

  • There are very few “rules” about what can happen to ashes
  • The ashes may be divided and distributed between locations or to different family members
  • Take time to make the right decision – once ashes have been scattered there’s no going back
  • You may want to mark the place with a memorial
  • Ashes can be held safely by us without any cost for up to six months
  • If you have an idea about what you’d like to happen to the ashes, please discuss it with us
  • We are able to assist with any administration

What can I do with the ashes?

  • Keep them at home, perhaps in an urn, casket or an indoor or outdoor ornament
  • Have a small portion placed into an item of jewellery (or several pieces of jewellery)
  • Ashes can be buried in a family grave, a new plot, a churchyard, cemetery or woodland burial ground
  • Scatter them in a park, forest or woodland, on a golf course, a hillside, a riverbank or at sea
  • Scatter them at a sports ground
  • Placed into fireworks
  • Launched into space
  • Any of the above outside of the UK

Please note, it is important to remember that some sites may require permission prior to scattering. We can advise on this.

You can call our 24 hour call out service on

0121 476 9111

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Wish to thank all staff at Mortons for being helpful, caring, understanding at my fathers funeral. Used the same director at mums funeral 10 yrs ago so recommend. Made the day a bit easier on a sad day.

Anne Moghraby Rating: 5
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