Traditional Funerals Bexhill-on-Sea

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Traditional Funerals Bexhill-on-Sea

If you need to make funeral arrangements in Bexhill-on-Sea, there are many options available for funerals. As Towners is a family-run funeral directors, we understand that many families want a traditional funeral to say farewell to a loved one.

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What is a Traditional Funeral?

Some people’s vision of a traditional church funeral in Bexhill-on-Sea may differ from person to person, there are some customary characteristics for English funeral arrangements when we refer to a traditional funeral.

A traditional funeral will normally have a ceremony with the coffin present and someone to lead the service such as a priest, minister or secular officiant. It is also customary to have the coffin conveyed by hearse and a limousine for the family. The coffin is often decorated with flowers by the family as a sign of love, while a church funeral, will often have a graveside service. After the funeral, a wake or reception is also a meaningful feature of a traditional funeral where everyone can ‘raise a glass’ to the deceased.

For decades, this is what the English have overwhelmingly chosen when it comes to making traditional funeral arrangements. Today there are many other funeral services and choices available also.

Bexhill-on-Sea Local Funerals

By their nature, many traditional funerals are local funerals taking place in a local church, cemetery or crematorium chapel in the nearby village or town. Not only does it this make it easier for people attending a funeral in the Bexhill area, this also provides comfort to family members, being where the deceased may have lived,.

Graveside Service

A traditional funeral will usually include a local graveside service in a church or cemetery. You may wish to choose to limit it to only family members or, you can invite everyone who attended the funeral service if you are having a graveside service after a traditional funeral. Alternatively if you'd like to keep the traditional funeral service private you may wish to let people know that they can join the wake.

Crematorium Service

A cremation service is very much like a traditional funeral at a church in that the order of service can follow a religious ritual, or it can be personalised by the family. Traditional funerals often take place at a local crematorium, where the full cremation service can take place in the crematorium, or the service may begin in another place of worship before moving onto the crematorium.

Unique Funerals in Bexhill-on-Sea

At Towners Funeral Directors, you don’t have a black and white choice between alternative and traditional funerals in Bexhill, we believe that every funeral we provide is unique. We strive to be flexible and will do our best to accommodate any and all requests. We are happy to include elements of both traditional and alternative funerals so that the wishes of the deceased or family members are satisfied.

If a traditional funeral is the wishes of your loved one or the choice of the family, get in touch on 01424 733 700, email Towners in Bexhill-on-Sea here or complete the contact form below to talk through the funeral arrangements and requirements you would like.

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.

What to do when someone dies


Registering a death

One of the first duties that arises after a death is for someone to visit the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages covering the district where the death occurred to record the death in the official Register.

Informing Others

When somebody dies there are a lot of people and organisations who should be informed of the death.  

Dealing with Bereavement

The following helpful article on the topic of bereavement is written by the Reverend Jim Hobbs, M.A.  Jim is a local Anglican minister and professional counsellor, now retired.  We have worked with him many times over the years on funerals we have arranged.


Local Information and Useful Links

Links to local information and useful websites.