Natural Burials and Green Funerals Bexhill-On-Sea

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Natural Burials and Green Funerals Bexhill-On-Sea

With the ever-increasing demand to protect the environment, natural burial and green funerals are becoming a more popular choice when making arrangements after a loved one passing. Several sustainable options can be explored to benefit both the bereaved family and the world around us.



What is a Natural Burial?

A natural burial means that a person can be laid to rest surrounded by woodland, birdsong and wildflower meadows. There is no need for embalming fluid or a solid-wood coffin and there is minimum impact on the environment.

The woodland burial sites in Bexhill-on-Sea only allow eco-friendly coffins, which are usually made from cardboard. We use ones made with at least 70% recycled paper and wood pulp, sourced from sustainable forests. There is also a range of biodegradable coffins made from Bamboo, Willow and Pandan available.

Eco-funerals in Bexhill-on-Sea

If you are seeking a green funeral near Bexhill-on-Sea, there is a dedicated Natural Burial Area at Hastings Borough Cemetery. A section is set aside for eco-friendly funerals, enveloped in the natural woodlands that this area of East Sussex is so widely known for.

The natural burial site is not laid out in the traditional arrangement with graves marked by headstones. Alternatively, the area will be sown with grass and wildflower seeds, once sufficient time has passed for the soil to settle after the ceremony.

The graves are accurately recorded on plans and there is the option to excavate graves to a double depth, so that adjoining plots can be reserved for other family members.

Another benefit of arranging a natural burial is that the costs are more affordable than a traditional funeral. The recycled cardboard coffins are set at a reasonable price of £187 and you are not obliged to purchase the burial rights for the plot, which would normally be £453. Instead, the rights for an alternative funeral can be held by the Cemetery Authorities.

Woodland Burial in Bexhill-on-Sea

Towners are founding members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors and we pledge to abide by the Association’s Code of Practice. We are eager to provide any green funeral requests that you may have.

Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions about arranging a green funeral. We are more than happy to talk you through the process of having a natural burial in Bexhill-on-Sea. You can contact us by email at or by calling 01424 436 386 or you can complete a contact form in the footer below, where one of our friendly and experienced team will be happy to help with any queries or concerns you may have.

What makes a good funeral?

Of all the decisions you have to make about the funeral, one of the most important for the success of the ceremony is 'who is going to conduct the service?' If you are, or the person who has died was, a member of a particular church family or faith group the decision will be easy - you will invite your own minister, priest, rabbi, imam etc.