Arranging a funeral can seem a somewhat daunting experience especially if this is the first time you have had to make such arrangements. We are here to guide you through every step of the process and complete all the necessary paperwork required.

If the death is sudden

When the death is unexpected or sudden this can lead to things taking slightly longer. Usually the Coroner will be involved and that office will keep you informed as to what is going to happen next. Of course we too are on hand to guide you through each step of the process.

If they’ve already paid for the funeral

If you think the person might have bought one of our Pre-paid Funeral Plans, let us know and we can check for you. 

Once you have chosen your Funeral Director and your loved one has been brought into care you will need to contact the relevant Doctor's surgery to arrange to collect the Death Certificate, once you have this certificate you can then make an appointment to register the death, usually within 5 days of someone's passing, unless the Coroner is involved.

You then need to decide whether you would like a cremation or a burial, as the medical procedure and paperwork is slightly different.  For a cremation we have to get two Doctors signatures to be able to carry out the cremation at a cost of £82 per signature, this is not necessary for a burial.

What to do when someone dies

Knowing what to do when someone dies can often be a stressful or confusing time, with questions about what to do next.

By contacting us at Andrew Phillips Funeral Services we are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to be able to give you expert advice and care and help to answer all of your questions and advise you through the process. If you just require some general information then why not come and talk to us in the comfort of our office arranging rooms.

Abroad, or away from home

If a person needs to be brought back to the UK from anywhere else in the world, or brought from home from a different part of the UK, then you can get in touch with us straight away. We can help with all the practicalities, like arranging transport.