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As part of our service, our Funeral Director in Sturminster Newton will contact the appropriate church, minister, or person to help preside or officiate at the funeral.

If a religious service is required, the service may take place in a Church prior to the cremation or burial.

If it is preferred not to hold the service in Church, the full service may take place in the Crematorium chapel.

Some cemeteries may also have the facility of a chapel to hold the service prior to the burial.

Our Funeral Director in Sturminster Newton will be able to offer advice and guidance in this matter.

We would usually recommend that where possible, a minister from the parish in which the deceased resided should officiate the service. The minister will arrange to contact the family direct so that they may wish to discuss any requirements for the service which may include hymns, music, tributes and readings.

You do not have to have a minister of religion to officiate a funeral. If you wish a funeral to be a non-religious occasion, we can arrange for an accredited Officiant or Celebrant to lead you through the service.

The Officiant or Celebrant will also contact and meet the family prior to the funeral so that they may find out more information about the person who has died and discuss any specific requirements for the service.

In usual circumstances a fee is required for the person or minister conducting the service or ceremony.

Please discuss your precise requirements with our Funeral Director in Sturminster Newton.

  Grassby & Close Funeral Service

Grassby & Close Funeral Service
4 Innes Court
Station Road
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1BB
01258 471024 (24 hour service)

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