Funeral directors

When the death certificate has been issued by the Registrar, you will also be given a certificate authorising the funeral. Most people will then employ a Funeral Director to arrange the funeral on their behalf.

You have a wide choice of many different funeral directors in Telford and Wrekin who can arrange the funeral for you. You should consult the National Association of Funeral Directors website to find out more about this.

View details of the funeral directors available in Telford and Wrekin.

Independent funerals

Although a funeral director will be invited to organise the majority of funerals, you may prefer to organise the funeral yourself. You may feel that personally organising a funeral is your final tribute to the deceased person, or you may simply wish to save money.

An independent funeral can mean taking responsibility for collecting and moving the body, arranging embalming and viewing of the deceased, providing a coffin, hearse and arranging the service, or it can just mean arranging the burial and service.

There is now a move towards a more 'green' type of burial that promotes biodegradable coffins and giving the option of a woodland burial. The Natural Death Centre is a charitable project launched in the UK in 1991. It provides information to help people arrange inexpensive, family-organised and environmentally-friendly funerals.

Last updated: 9.11am on Thursday 4 April 2019