Similar to burials, it is usual to hold an appropriate service in your local church or other venue. The coffin is then removed to the chapel in the crematorium grounds, where a short committal service takes place (similar to that at the graveside). The mourners take their seats in the chapel. The coffin is then brought into the chapel and the service begins. At the end of the service, the coffin is moved into the committal room.
The form of the service depends on the religion of the deceased.
Only one coffin is cremated at a time. The only exceptions to this are in cases where it is requested that both coffins are cremated together; for example a mother and baby, or twin children.
The ashes are available 24/48 hours after the cremation. These can be kept on the grounds of the crematorium or you can remove the ashes in a supplied urn.
There is no significant difference between the cost of a burial and a cremation, unless a new grave has to be purchased for the burial.
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