At Armstrongs we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year adopting the highest standards at all times – whether helping you to decide the type of funeral service which is fitting for your relative or friend, liaising with third parties on your behalf to make the necessary arrangements or overseeing a meaningful and truly caring funeral service in accordance with your wishes.
We have become experts at listening. We have learned that, just as no two people are the same,
no two funerals need be either. Which is why the first thing we always do is make time to listen.
We can arrange as much or as little as you wish and be as supportive or as discreet as you want us to be.
From a simple, traditional service to a modern celebration of a life well lived, we are dedicated to making
it perfect with our personal, friendly and caring service.
After discussing your requirements, we will take detailed instructions concerning the services and facilities
to be provided and then act to ensure the funeral is dignified and that all aspects are delivered to the
highest professional standards.
You can have as much involvement as you would like at every stage of the process - or you can leave
everything to our professional team, knowing it will all be done exactly as you would want.
It is important to emphasise that the services outlined here will not always be provided automatically
and this list is by no means exhaustive but typically we will:
Arrange a date and time for the funeral, according to your instructions. We will contact the Church, cemetery or crematorium and/or the person who will be conducting the service, to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.
Transfer the deceased from the place of death, or from the location to which the deceased has been taken, to our premises.
Provide facilities for viewing of the deceased prior to the funeral, according to the family’s wishes.
Provide the necessary vehicles and staff to conduct the funeral with dignity and professionalism, in accordance with your instructions.
Deal with all necessary legal paperwork to enable burial or cremation to take place.
Place death notices in local and/or national newspapers.
Arrange for catering at a venue of your choice or your home following the funeral.
Make arrangements for the subsequent disposal of the remains following a cremation.
Arrange special musical requests for the funeral service.
Liaise with the officiant to provide Order of Service sheets at the funeral service.
Record the names of those attending the funeral in order to provide you with pew cards afterwards.
Order floral tributes on your behalf and/or friends and colleagues.
Accept and care for floral tributes delivered to our premises prior to the funeral.
Accept donations for a nominated Charity in lieu of flowers on your behalf, providing you with a list of those who have donated after the funeral.
Arrange for transfer of either the deceased or the cremated remains to another area of the country, or repatriation overseas, for a subsequent funeral or disposal (in the case of ashes) in accordance with your wishes.
Provide advice to assist with the registration of the death. Please be aware that funeral directors cannot register a death - this is something which must be done by a family member or person closely connected with the deceased.
Place "Thank You" and acknowledgement notice, or obituary notices in local newspapers following the funeral.
Provide information on how to arrange a pre-paid funeral plan.
Offer a choice of coffins and caskets to suit a range of budgets and individual choice.
Please visit our download page for a list of the most common questions we will ask when arrainging a funeral.
You may find it helpful to go through this before your appointment with us.
Please use the links at the top and bottom of each page to find out about some of the many services we can offer.