Cremation Service

What really happens during a cremation service? High level of heat is used in the cremation process to turn a deceased person’s body components into ashes. A single deceased person is placed in a specially constructed cremation chamber where they are subjected to extreme heat for around two hours.

After being cremated, small pieces of bone that are still present are taken out, allowed to cool, and then placed in a machine that transforms them into ashes. The ashes that are placed in a container and either scattered in the garden of remembrance at the ground of the crematorium or the family has the option of receiving the deceased person’s ashes following the cremation service.

What Takes Place At A Cremation Service?

1. At the crematorium, mourners arrive.

Mourners can congregate outside the crematorium as they wait for the hearse or suitable vehicle to arrive, or they can sit in the chapel while the coffin is brought in. It is possible to arrive at the location with the coffin before the mourners do.

Then it is placed atop a catafalque, a frequently elevated, decorative, and widely visible platform.

2. Before the service starts, mourners are seated.

Before the cremation service begins away from the gathering, a cremation funeral service typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Therefore, it’s crucial that visitors arrive on time.

3. The service is conducted

The order of a cremation service could include a variety of hymns, musical pieces, and eulogies. If the family wants a longer service that might potentially include prayers or poems, additional time might be reserved.

4. The committing starts

As the ceremony comes to an end, the casket is frequently concealed so that mourners can pay their final respects before the cremation service. The coffin could be moved behind drapes, glass, a fence, or perhaps removed from the building altogether.

5. The wake starts

This is an optional arrangement that gathers people to honour the loved one’s life. To enable everyone to discuss their recollections in a more casual setting, this can involve offering food, beverages, music, and displays of the deceased’s images.

6. Make your plans official if you're preplanning

More and more people are opting to make their own advance, pre-paid funeral arrangements. Most people believe that by doing this, their families’ financial and mental burdens will be lessened when they pass away.

This is a wise and considerate decision that will probably be valued as your family begins their path to recovery. If you have made this decision, make sure you formally record your plans and inform the pertinent family members.

By doing this, you can be confident that your wishes will be honoured and that everything will go off without a hitch.

The Funeral Market has a network of local funeral directors covering the whole of the UK, so you can rest assured.

FAQs On Cremation Service

Since a cremation service typically takes place away from mourners and family members, unlike burials, they can appear to be the most enigmatic aspect of funerals. However, a cremation actually follows a pretty simple process.

1. What distinguishes a commitment from a cremation?

The moment the casket is hidden from view after the cremation service is known as the commitment. In contrast to a burial, which often occurs when the coffin is lowered into the earth, this is different.

2. What kind of documentation is required before cremation may begin?

A Green form, which is necessary to proceed with a burial or cremation service, is obtained by a family member after they report the death of a loved one. Additionally, an application for a cremation service must be completed for the majority of cremations by either the will’s executor or the deceased person’s closest relative.

The deceased will be identified, and two different doctors will need to sign medical records. The last physician who treated the deceased and who will confirm the death and cause of death must fill it out and sign it.

The second is a third-party medical professional who must certify both the death and the cause of death. The deceased must be seen by both doctors. The coroner (or procurator fiscal in Scotland) will be involved if a loved one passes away suddenly or unexpectedly. The coroner will take care of the paperwork in this instance.

Your funeral director will make sure that all the paperwork is sent to the cremation service authority and submitted there. Once the authority is satisfied that all the paperwork is in order, they will issue a certificate authorising the cremation.

3. How is the body set up for the cremation?

The departed are cleansed and dressed in a simple gown or their own clothes as part of entering the care of a funeral director. Some bodies are embalmed and maintained in mortuary facilities run by experts to preserve the dead before a cremation service.

Some clients might follow particular religious customs and have various standards for how the deceased should be prepared. Jewellery and other objects, including any medical equipment and prosthetic limbs, are taken off the day before the cremation and given back to the families to prevent any reactions inside the cremation chamber.

At the conclusion of the cremation service or ceremony, the crematorium personnel checks the nameplate on the casket and issues it a card. This ensures that loved ones receive the correct ashes.

4. Is a casket required for cremation?

Yes, there is a broad selection of veneered, wooden coffins and caskets available. Affordable cardboard coffins and certain eco-friendly choices are also available.

By calling The Funeral Market on 0800 689 1060, you may learn more about the various coffin options and crematorium requirements.

5. What happens to the coffin once the deceased has been cremated?

Because it is comprised of very perishable materials, the coffin is placed in the cremation chamber with the corpse and burnt during the cremation service.

6. Is a coffin necessary for cremation?

Yes, a variety of veneered wooden coffins and caskets are offered. There are also inexpensive cardboard coffins and some environmentally friendly options.

You can find out more about the many coffin choices and crematorium regulations by getting in touch with our experienced funeral planners today.

7. What occurs to the casket once the body has been cremated?

The coffin is placed in the cremation chamber with the body and burned during the cremation because it is made of very perishable materials.

8. When does a body go into the crematorium?

A cremation service will last between one and three hours, plus another hour or two for cooling. This is dependent on the coffin material, cremation temperatures, and the size of the corpse.

The Funeral Market are national funeral directors serving families locally across England, Scotland and Wales.