Funeral Directors Melksham
Looking for a different area?Arranging low-cost funerals and low-cost cremations in Bath, Swindon, Chippenham, Keynsham, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and across Somerset; Frome, Devizes, Trowbridge
Local Funeral Services
Our local funeral services are tailored to your needs. Whatever kind of services you require, we can help create the perfect send off to honour the life of your loved one. We operate across the entire Wiltshire county, so whether you prefer a burial or cremation, wherever you are in the region we can assist.
We understand that dealing with finances at such a difficult time can add more distress when you least need it. As a result, we strive to keep our prices fair. Our affordable funerals offer everything that you would expect from a traditional funeral director and more. Our low prices do not mean that the quality of service is compromised in any way. Angela and Kevin are highly experienced in all aspects of funeral planning and arranging and offer unparalleled levels of service and care.
Funeral Plans Melksham
Take charge of your future with our funeral plans in Frome. We offer a wide range of prepaid funeral plans that allow you the freedom to plan for your own funeral and pay for it in advance. Choose to pay by one upfront payment or spread the cost over a fixed term of up to 10 years. All plans can be tailored to meet your exact needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have added some of the frequently asked questions by our customers in Melksham about our funeral services. If you have a question please do not hestitate to give us a call. We will be happy to help.
A direct cremation is by far the cheapest option available in the UK. A low cost direct cremation funeral from goSimply is just £995
The first question to ask is has the person who died got any assets which could be used to pay for the funeral? Secondly If you are on a qualifying benefit then you may me able to apply for help to the Department of Work and Pensions – give them a call. There may also be a local charity who can help – there are many with interests in those with many different former occupations. In all cases though to talk to us about your options – it may be more affordable than you think
The process of cremation is the process of reducing a body with intense heat and oxygen to its basic minerals (mostly calcium in the bones). The heat is intense (over 850 degrees Celsius) and the process lasts around an hour or just over. At the end of this process the remains (ashes or more properly cremains) are moved to a second chamber to coll down – which again takes about an hour. After this there is a final process called cremulation – this reduces the cremains to a slightly coarse sand like substance – ashes
How long does cremation take. Reducing the body to its constituent minerals takes about an hour or a bit longer in a modern crematorium. After which another hour or so will be required before cremulation (reducing the remaining bones to ash) – so up to 3 hours .
What happens at cremation service, this will always depend upon the family. The coffin my by already in the crematorium or there may be a processional entrance., there will probably be music, and readings and a eulogy (that means to speak well of) as well as a committal and final words. the celebrant or priest will offer words of comfort to the bereaved. at the end of the service it is normal for curtains to be closed as an act of separation .
Usually, no — although depending on where you go, the cost of the ceremony can differ. At Go Simply Funerals, our fees for cremation funeral and burial funeral are always at the lowest price. However, this does not include the costs of disbursements which vary hugely. our prices are here as are the local crematorium costs
It depends on the sort of ceremony you want. If you’ve chosen to go with a direct cremation, there will be no ceremony before the coffin is cremated. If you have gone with a ceremony the the conten of the ceremony can be as personal as you wish – there is no set answer – talk to your celebrant
At the end of the cremation service the curtains are closed and the mourners will leave the chapel – normally listening to a last piece of music. The crematorium staff will then move the coffin from the catafalque to another room awaiting cremation
No. The type of service you have is ultimately down to you. We can even provide a funeral celebrant to hold a specific type of ceremony.
Direct cremation is a cremation without ceremony – a pure cremation if you like. The separates the cremation from any celebration of life
Generally speaking, the service lasts around 45 minutes in total. This can change depending on the ceremony and whether you’ve booked additional time. If you need to book more time, please let us know in advance.
After the cremation process, the ashes are left to cool, any metals are removed and the remains are ground down into a fine white ash using a cremulator.
Jewellery should be removed before cremation shortly after the time of death. After cremation, items are not allowed to be recovered, so make sure any jewellery intended to be left is removed.