Types of funeral
Every funeral at Westmill is unique because no two people or families are the same.
They can look absolutely traditional except that they are in a natural burial ground or they can be very informal and home-made. We place no time limit on how long you take on the day so if you feel you would like some live music, a picnic in the round house and to fly some kites, well that’s entirely up to you! Equally, if you are planning a funeral service and reception elsewhere and simply want to go straight to grave then you are welcome to do that too.
Not all our funerals involve a funeral director but most do and our families choose to work with them in a variety of ways. The funeral director can organise the whole funeral for you both before and on the day. They can look after the deceased until the day of the funeral and then bring them for you to look after once they are at Westmill with support from our staff. You can look after the person who has died at home or collect them from hospital and bring them to Westmill yourselves without using a funeral director. Please see Doing everything yourself for ideas and things to think about.