Funeral Planning Information Peterborough

No one wants to have to plan a funeral, but it is a necessary part of the grieving process. With the help of friends and family as well as professionals you can work through your sadness and honor your loved one in a fitting way. Here you’ll find additional information on funeral planning as well as local companies and providers that may help you in your search.

The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1733 763366
Fitzwilliam Street
Peterborough
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1733 426860
Whittlesey Road
Peterborough
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1733 203573
61 Inhams Road
Peterborough
R J Scholes Funeral Directors
+44 (0) 1780 763092
St. Georges Street
Stamford
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1778 394687
Wherrys Lane
Bourne
Watkins & Stafford
+44 (0) 1733 565415
24 Fitzwilliam Street
Peterborough
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1733 240252
37 Main Street
Peterborough
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1778 380659
4 Horsegate
Peterborough
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1354 652208
City Road
March
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 1354 760072
72 High Street
Chatteris
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Funeral Planning Advice & Information

Funeral Planning Checklist & Guide

If you are planning your own funeral or the funeral of a relative or loved one who has died without discussion or planning arrangements then you may find the checklist below a helpful starting point.

  • Select funeral director You can find Funeral Directors in your area here
  • Complete will or check will for pertinent funeral preferences
  • Choose location for burial or cremation
  • Choose coffin or urn
  • Choose headstone or marker
  • Choose burial clothing
  • Choose flowers
  • Choose church or place for funeral service
  • Contact religious official if you wish to have a religious service
  • Choose method of transportation
  • Decide on service including any music or hymns
  • Write up a card with details of the service with spaces for day/time to be inserted
  • Write up list of those you wish to be invited to attend including address and phone number
  • Decide on readings (if any) and who you would like to read
  • Prepare an obituary and decide papers in which you want it to appear
  • Organise after funeral arrangements (known as a wake)
  • Arrange where out of town visitors will stay
  • Decide who will deal with sympathy calls and messages and who will speak to family and friends
  • Calculate the cost of the funeral and how you will pay with this funeral expense calculator .
Download this checklist in printable PDF format.

Funeral directors are well versed in what happens after someone dies and they can be a valuable source of support and information if you are planning a funeral. You can find a funeral director in your region here

Download this checklist in printable PDF format.

Funeral directors are well versed in what happens after someone dies and they can be a valuable source of support and information if you are planning a funeral. You can find a funeral director in your region here:
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Paying for a Funeral

Paying for the Cost of a Funeral

Paying for a Funeral | Cost of Burial, Cremation & Memorial Service

Funerals can be expensive. If no money has been put aside to cover expenses and the value of the estate left behind is low, finding the money to meet funeral expenses can be a burden. See our funeral expense calculator to try and detail your costs.

If you have to meet funeral expenses then first check the will to see who the executor is and if any financial provision has been made for the funeral. You should then check if there were any pre-paid funeral plans, insurance policies, pension schemes or bank/building society accounts. Banks and building societies may release funds to cover a funeral on production of a death certificate.

If the deceased died whilst in service at work and was part of a pension scheme, there are often options to take a lump sum to cover funeral expenses.

It is a good idea to get quotes from at least two different funeral directors to compare costs. Funeral directors are quite used to different financial circumstances and can help guide you towards affordable choices. The price range of coffins and headstones varies tremendously and you may be able to keep costs down by choosing a simpler design.

If you are arranging the funeral and are claiming social security benefits such as income support, council tax benefit, jobseekers allowance, working families tax credits or disabled person's tax credits you may be entitled to help towards the cost of the funeral. This is called a Funeral Payment . It is a £2000 tax free lump sum; if there is any money in the estate the funeral payment will be repaid from this (this does not include any personal belongings that have been left).

If there are no relatives and no arrangements have been made then the local council has a duty to bury or cremate a person who died in their area. The cost of the funeral is recovered from the deceased’s estate.

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