Process of Cremation Service:
In order to carry the cremation service of a deceased, relatives or friends should make contact with the local council of the place where the deceased person used to live. The council will provide them the following details:
- Tell relatives and friends of the deceased about the crematoriums and their services in the borough.
- Timings of the crematorium during which cremation services can take place.
- Some councils also give options to dispose off or bury ashes.
- Crematorium chapels do not usually belong to any specific religion and thus are non-denominational so they can be used to conduct any form of religious cremation service.
- Immediate family, friends or relatives of the deceased also have the choice to appoint someone whom they trust to carry out the duties of the cremation service.
- After concluding the cremation service, the ashes are kept in a container till the notice of disposal is received; and until then the immediate family members, relatives or friends cannot dispose the ashes off.
- Several councils also give their residents memorial options, so do not forget to check these options out.
How to Contact a Local Council:
Those who are not aware about the contact details of a local council and want to get in touch with the authority in order to carry out a cremation service, can find the contact details of different local authorities in London from here.