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.