Our Services

Twenty-Four Hour Service

When a death occurs you may wish your loved one to be taken to our Chapels of Rest at Hazlemere, High Wycombe or Marlow. We offer a prompt and personal 24-hour 365 day a year service for this.

Chapels of Rest

Our Private Chapels of Rest are peaceful and are available for family and friends to visit at any time by appointment. You can rest assured that your loved one will be cared for on our own premises, by our own staff.

The Funeral Arrangements

We will guide you through all arrangements and liaise with all third parties, including ministers, churches, crematoria or cemeteries. We will help with any announcements for local and national newspapers. We are able to prepare and print service sheets with photos.

The death must be registered and a Certificate obtained before a funeral can take place.

Eco-friendly 'Green' Funerals

We can arrange Eco-friendly funerals using willow or cardboard coffins, and arrange services or burials at the Chiltern Woodland Burial Park

Coffins and Caskets

We can supply a wide range of coffins and caskets, including Eco-friendly woven willow, and coffins printed with graphic designs or your photographs. View a selection of Coffins

Hearse and Limousines

Some of our fleet of cars Our Funeral Director always attends the service, giving guidance throughout. The hearse for the funeral with chauffeur and pall bearers are also an essential part of our service. We can provide limousines for the funeral - each limousine can carry six mourners.

Donations

Many families now prefer donations to a charity instead of floral tributes. Our Administration Office will gladly collect donations and provide you with a list of all those who have contributed.

Floral Tributes

Flowers may be sent to our premises where they will be cared for prior to the service. We are happy to suggest a florist if required. We will return the tribute cards in a special presentation folder for you to keep.

Cremated Remains - some alternatives

You may wish to consider what you would do with the ashes after a cremation. One option is to have the ashes scattered at the crematorium in their 'Garden of Remembrance'. You may like to scatter them at a favourite spot, or at sea. Many people find comfort in having the ashes interred in the local church or cemetery, both of which have special areas set aside. There is no need to make a decision immediately; we will store ashes (free of charge) for however long you need to make your decision.

Beacon Memorials

Visit the Beacon Memorials web site A memorial is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a place to focus and reflect on personal memories. We have a selection of memorials and stone plaques at our Memorial Showrooms and can discuss styles and lettering. Costs depend upon the inscription, fixing options and guidelines, as well as the fees set by the burial authority. Our stonemason will be pleased to call and if required, see you by appointment. Please contact 01494 522 922

Funeral Expenses and Fees

These are made up in two distinct parts:

Professional Services:

These are charges made to the Funeral Director for providing professional services. They include the conveyance of the deceased to the Funeral Home, the necessary administration and documentation, coffin or casket, service charge, vehicles etc.

Disbursements:

These are fees paid by the Funeral Director on behalf of the family to the ministers, churches, cemetery, crematorium and doctor's fees. A written estimate will be provided when the funeral is arranged. All information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Other Services

There are a number of other services you may need to access, we will be pleased to advise and assist you in any way with these services.

Registration of a Death

The first duty is to register the death as soon as possible (within 5 days). In most cases the next-of-kin will attend the Registrar's Office. The Registrar will require the Medical Certificate of Death together with the Birth and Marriage Certificates if available, or Medical Card.

It is advisable to register the death in the Registration district where the death occurred, otherwise there will be delay in obtaining a certificate.

Our Links page has a list of Local Registrar offices

Certificates

The Registrar will provide a Certificate for the Funeral Director so that a funeral can take place. We recommend that several copies of the Death Certificate be obtained from the Registrar, as these will be required for any banks, building societies, pensions claims, insurance policies and solicitors, if appointed.

The Coroner

When a death occurs suddenly, whether naturally or otherwise, the Coroner is involved. The Coroner is usually a solicitor or doctor and is appointed to serve a district within a county.

The Solicitor

Following a death, it is often necessary to obtain a 'Grant of Probate' on the deceased's estate. Probate is granted by the Probate Registry to the executor named: where a will has been left by the deceased. In order to obtain this, it may be advisable to contact a solicitor who can relieve you of many worries and take control of wills, problems of intestacy, any debts, grants and letters of administration, etc.

Beacon Funeral Services
Hazlemere

We are the only Independent family Funeral Directors in Hazlemere, conveniently situated with free parking.

Serving the communities of Hazlemere, Penn, Tylers Green, Beaconsfield, Great Kingshill, Prestwood, Amersham, Chesham and surrounding areas.

Personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Beacon Funeral Services
27 Rose Avenue, Hazlemere
High Wycombe
Bucks, HP15 7PH
01494 81 81 81

hazlemere@beaconfuneralservices.co.uk

Beacon Funeral Services
High Wycombe

We are proud to be the only independent family-owned funeral directors in the town of High Wycombe.

Serving High Wycombe, Stokenchurch, and surrounding areas. Our office is situated within a few minutes walk of the Eden Shopping Centre and Bus Station.

Personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Beacon Funeral Services
202 Desborough Road
High Wycombe
Bucks, HP11 2TE
01494 53 11 11

wycombe@beaconfuneralservices.co.uk

Beacon Funeral Services
Marlow

Our new office is now open at the old Forge, Wethered Road, in Marlow.

Serving Marlow, Stokenchurch, South Bucks and Berkshire.

Our office is situated close to the town centre with free parking.

Personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Beacon Funeral Services
The Old Forge, 2 Wethered Road
Marlow
Bucks, SL7 3AH
01628 47 60 00

marlow@beaconfuneralservices.co.uk

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