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Cremations are a popular choice, with many people choosing to collect and scatter their loved ones ashes. If this is something you’re considering, please contact J Wagstaff. We take care of families across Peacehaven, Seaford, Brighton and Hove.

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What’s involved

in a cremation?

Many people choose a cremation over a burial, and if it’s something you’re considering, we can help. The cremation usually takes place at a local crematorium. We currently have three local crematoriums at Woodvale, Eastbourne and The Downs. Our funeral directors can transport your loved one, with the option of additional vehicles to transport friends and family as part of the procession.

The service will last between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the venue, and during this time you can arrange to have readings from an officiant or celebrant and play their favourite music while the curtains close during the committal.

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What paperwork

do I need?

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You will need two forms. The first is an Application For Cremation or Cremation Form 1. This will usually be drafted by us and we will help the next of kin to complete the form. We can pass this to your chosen crematorium and the person who signs this form is the one who can collect the ashes.

The second is a Certificate For Cremation, which is also known as The Green Form, which you will receive when you register the death. If a coroner is involved in the process you will not need medical certificates, otherwise you will need two medical certificates from two separate doctors. This process may sound complicated, however we will be able to help you every step of the way.

Our cremation fees include:

  • All professional services relating to the administration and registration of the cremation, in line with statutory regulation

  • The use of our chapel along with the assistance of a trained staff member on the day of the service

  • The provision of music during the funeral service (please contact the crematorium for details of our available options)

  • The sensitive handling of the cremation in line with environmental legislation

  • The appropriate national environmental levy for mercury abatement

  • The scattering or interment of the ashes within our Gardens of Remembrance, or the preparation for their removal along with the Cremation Certificate

  • Alternatively, we will look after the ashes for an indefinite period without charge

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We can help you plan the cremation and the service

Contact J Wagstaff – we’re here to help.

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