What Is Cremation?

Today, all of the Christian denominations, including the Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland, allow cremation.

As with burials, it is normal, but not obligatory, to have appropriate services celebrated in the local church. The coffin is then removed to the Chapel in the Crematorium grounds where a short committal service, similar to that at the graveside in the case of burial, may take place. A family may decide to allow the remains to be taken to the crematorium unaccompanied and remain behind to meet those friends and relations who attend the church service. The cremated remains are then returned to the funeral director and burial in a family plot arranged. A commital service can be celebrated by the priest/minister who officiated at the requiem mass.

There are a number of options currently available for interment of the cremated remains.  Please contact us for more information.