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Funerals and cremations in Dorset

Information about arranging funerals in Dorset - including civil, independent and low cost funerals.

  • Arranging a funeral

    Information on arranging a funeral and financial support available.

  • Funeral costs for Christchurch Cemetery

    Information on the fees and charges for Christchurch Cemetery.

  • Weymouth and Portland Crematorium

    The Bereavement Services Division of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council is located at Weymouth Crematorium, Quibo Lane, Weymouth.

  • A guide to self-arranged funerals

    It is often wrongly assumed funerals can be arranged only with the services of a funeral director. Some people, however, find great comfort from being involved, partly or totally, in the arrangements for the funeral of a loved one.

  • Memorial construction

    Memorials may be erected on graves which have exclusive rights of burial.

  • The Living Will

    The Natural Death Centre can supply an Advance Healthcare Directive or Living Will, a legally-binding form designed to guide post-competency medical treatment.

  • Using a Funeral Director

    Although Charter members can advise you about funeral arrangements, they are not able to recommend a particular funeral director. You can obtain details of your local funeral directors in telephone directories, newspapers, the Citizens Advice Bureau or your Charter member.

  • Burials on Private Land

    There is an increasing trend in today's society for maximum consumer choice. This page aims to provide information on using alternative sites for burials.

  • Exhuming a deceased body

    Exhumations are generally rare and tend to be traumatic for the family involved. They can take a long time to arrange and are usually expensive. For these reasons, it is always best to consult with all the relatives before proceeding.

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