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Urn is the term used for a vessel to contain the ashes of a loved one.

There are many different types of urn to choose from, some intended for permanent retention, whilst others may be simply used as a more temporary container until such time as you wish the ashes to go to their final resting place.

If you intend to scatter or buy the ashes, please visit our scattering ashes page or our buying ashes page.

We have a wide range of urns, including wooden hand crafted urns and natural, eco-friendly urns. There are also a range of alternatives available, such as keepsakes and jewellery.  Please talk to us and we will be happy to show you the choices available.

Please find below some examples of the types of urns available.

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This is a very basic container as supplied by most crematoria.

Basic Polyurn ashes container from Mortons Funeral Directors

Wooden caskets

These are hand crafted and available in a selection of differing types of wood.  These are preferable where ashes are intended to be buried.

Wooden urns from Mortons Funeral Directors

Metal urns

These attractive receptacles are fashioned from steel, aluminium, spun bronze, copper or brass and make excellent ornamental pieces where ashes may be retained at home.

Metal urns from Mortons Funeral Directors

Biodegradable urns and caskets

There are many eco-friendly options which are both attractive and functional – making the best of natural resources.

Biodegradable urns from Mortons Funeral Directors

Natural caskets

Caskets made from natural materials.

Urns made from natural materials from Mortons Funeral Directors

Keepsake urns and jewellery

These small urns and jewellery items allow a small portion of ashes to be kept either in an ornamental container or piece of jewellery and we have a selection of these at our offices – please do ask to see them.

Keepsake jewellery for ashes from Mortons Funeral Directors

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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