Child And Baby Funerals
Losing a child is the most painful experience any of us can face.
We know it can be difficult to make decisions and choices at this time, which is why we’ll do everything we can to guide you through, helping you to plan a funeral that reflects their time in the world with the most appropriate service possible.
We do not charge for funerals of babies or children up to 16 years. Depending on your wishes, there may be a charge for vehicles, coffins or caskets, as well as potential third-party costs, but all of these will be kept to a minimum.
Depending on the age of the child, it is not always appropriate to use the usual hearses. We’ll discuss all your options with you help you find the right one.
Coffins and caskets
Many parents choose a white coffin, but we have lots of choices available, including a bespoke design that can reflect favourite pictures, colours or TV shows.
We can arrange fully personalised Orders of Service, which can include photographs, poems and readings of your choice. These can become valuable keepsakes for mourners or items to include in a memory box.
Doves and balloons
Many people like to release doves or helium balloons as a symbol of eternal love and freedom. We will be happy to arrange this, and can obtain any necessary permissions on your behalf.
We’ll do everything we can to make sure that your visits to the Chapel of Rest are as peaceful and comforting as possible. If you would like us to take hand or footprints, or keep a lock of hair for a memory box, please just ask.
We understand that you will want to take care of your child in your own way for as long as possible, and we encourage you to participate in the arrangements as much as you can and want to. While we are responsible for your child, rest assured that we will treasure them as if they were our own.