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What happens next

Choosing the style of funeral

Once you have settled on a choice of celebrant to lead the funeral, you will need to think about the overall style of the funeral you are planning.

When it comes to choosing the right style of funeral for your loved one, it can feel like there is an overwhelming choice of options. In our experience, most people find it useful to establish a broad idea of the sort of funeral they want, before considering the details.

With that in mind, we hope you will find the following pointers useful, and please remember we’re always here to help and offer advice.

Additionally, we would not want you to feel over-whelmed by words like traditional, contemporary or eco, green or environmentally-friendly, as all of these can apply to the funeral you choose.

  • All of our coffins and caskets are certified by the FFMA to ensure they meet the highest standards and are kind to the planet
  • Choose from our range of coffins made from timber, cardboard, willow, banana leaf, seagrass and water hyacinth to name but a few
  • All crematoria are different. We can help you choose which crematorium will best suit your needs
  • There are a range of cemeteries and churchyards locally where a burial can take place and the styles of grave available in each will be different
  • Woodland or natural burial is increasingly popular and we can advise on the different locations nearby or further afield where this is possible
  • Our level of involvement can be as much or as little as you’d like
  • You may wish to invite those attending to wear a particular colour.

You can call our 24 hour call out service on

0121 476 9111

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Military and service personnel

  • We are experienced at handling all styles of service personnel funeral ceremonies
  • We have a selection of national flags and can also source flags from individual regiments and services as requested
  • The services of a bugler, trumpeter or piper can also be secured to add a fitting tribute to the ceremony
  • Assisting bearer parties from your chosen service is something we do
  • Let us help to source standard bearers for those who have served our nation.

Private ceremonies

  • For some, a funeral service in the public gaze is not in keeping with their wishes and a private funeral ceremony is their preference
  • We are able to give advice regarding private services and can assist in their planning and direction
  • Our staff are professional and discreet and will ensure your requirements in this respect are met
  • We can offer the perfect solution in our own private Ivy Suite
  • The Ivy Suite is located at our head office in Northfield, can hold up to 80 people and is wheelchair accessible
  • We can arrange suitable funerals to be held here for people of all beliefs and denominations, whether religious or secular. This means you can choose the type of celebrant you feel most comfortable with.


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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