Burials

Burial has been the traditional option for centuries. Burials in Scarborough and the surrounding area often have the benefit of being in some beautiful churchyards.

You have the right to be buried in the parish in which you die. If you move, for example into a care home, it is at the church’s churchyard or cemetery’s discretion. This can depend on their ‘time-left’ policies for non-residents of a village, which can double interment fees.

What ceremony takes place for a burial?

It is up to the vicar of the church as to who may lead a service at their church.

Where can the burial take place?

If you have a preferred site or a pre-paid plot, please let us know. Otherwise it depends on the home address of the deceased. It is possible to be buried outside the Parish, but it may be more expensive. We can discuss this with you in more detail.

Can the deceased be buried at sea?

Theoretically anyone can be buried at sea. Unfortunately, sea burials in Scarborough waters or along the Yorkshire coast are not possible. The only two designated sites in England are off Newhaven in East Sussex and The Needles on the Isle of Wight. There is a site off Tynemouth, Northumberland if these are not deemed suitable. You can find out more at the government’s burial at sea page.

Can ashes be scattered at sea?

Yes, ashes can be scattered off the Yorkshire coast. Please contact us for more information.

What can be buried with the deceased?

You can have anything you want buried in a coffin. In the past families have included letters from loved ones, pictures, favourite books or teddies. One even included a bottle of the deceased’s favourite tipple and a glass.

Do you provide the grave markers?

Yes, grave markers are included in the cost of the funeral.

What sort of arrangements can you help make?

We can help you with all aspects of funerals. You may already have a preferred florist or floral knowledge and may even wish to use your garden flowers. If you need help please ask. Click the links below to find out more: