Making Funerals Special

Making Funerals Special

Chapels of Rest.

We have a quiet and peaceful Chapel of Rest at our premises in Stroud and families are welcome to visit at any time by prior arrangement.

Press Announcements

We can give assistance with the compilation and insertion of death announcements and acknowledgments in local and national newspapers.

Floral Tributes

If you wish, we can help you with the ordering of floral tributes and can also record the card messages for you.


Many people prefer charitable donations in lieu of flowers and we will acknowledge these for you at no additional cost.

Coffin Bearers

Quite often members of a family ask to bear the coffin. Our staff will give advice about this and any help necessary.

Remembrance Books

We can supply books of Remembrance or Condolence.

Catering and Venues

We can advise on caterers or on suitable venues to hold a reception following a funeral.

Service Sheets

We are able to print personalised orders of service with readings and hymns and the front cover can include an illustration bearing some significance to the deceased or a photograph.


We can arrange for video and audio recording of funeral services and put you in touch with someone who can assist with the writing of a eulogy or speech if it was felt that help was needed.


It is becoming more and more popular for families to ask for recorded music to be played at a funeral instead of, or in addition to, more traditional hymns and organ music. Also instrumental soloists may be requested, especially pipers. Our staff will be able to give advice on all aspects of music for a service or ceremony and make the necessary arrangements.


We can arrange for someone to take the names of attendees at a service.

Green Funerals

wicker-coffinIt is sometimes difficult to understand what is meant by the term “Green” funerals. For some it may be the use or traditional and sustainable materials in the manufacture of the coffin, for others, it is the idea of a burial in a place that will return to woodland with no headstone to mark the spot. We have a range of biodegradable coffins, including cardboard, bamboo and wicker (willow) options, all of which are suitable; for burial or cremation.


We are open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or at anytime by prior arrangement.