Experiencing a Bereavement


The death of someone close to us is a very personal experience and is likely to be one of the most painful we will ever suffer, it can be also be one of life's greatest challenges.


The death may or may not be expected but nothing will prepare you for the emotional shock of losing someone close.  Dealing and coping with a death is never easy, it can be even harder                                                                           when it feels impossible to talk about the           

                                                                        practical issues that accompany such a loss, you                                                                         may feel lonely or isolated as if you're the only

                                                                        one taking responsibility, this is only natural and

                                                                        will be made easier with our help and guidance.

                                                                        This web site is a basic extension of the                                                                                         information that we can provide through our                                                                                 brochure, which is provided at your time of                                                                                   need, but nothing can compare to a personal,                                                                               friendly chat.

Arranging a Funeral


Our services to you begin with your first contact and extend, not only up to and including the funeral but often way beyond. 


We understand how difficult it can be for you arranging a funeral for a loved one and how important it is for a family to discuss and agree upon the funeral arrangements, especially with the many options and choices that are available.


Many questions will arise following the death of a loved one -

is there a will ?

are their final wishes known ?

is there a funeral plan or bond ?


A funeral service can include several elements -

church or place of worship, crematorium or cemetery, hearse or alternative transport, music, flowers, donations, obituaries, orders of service, funeral wake or tea 


These will all be brought together for you by us, through listening to your requests, advising where needed and liaising with the parties concerned, thus ensuring that the day runs as smoothly as possible.

Many families prefer to make the arrangements in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of their own home, we are happy to visit you in your own home day or night.


We are available 24 hours a day


Please call

Heather or Paul


01328 862686

or 07872 692875





Offices and Chapels of Rest

Bridge Street


NR21 9AY





On Sunday June 2nd we were pleased to be able to support Active Fakenham in the Annual Duck and Raft races at Goggs Mill Hempton.


Despite our best efforts we had to admit defeat when the raft spectacularly sunk, at least our duck made it to the finish line.

The Dandelion Circle of Friends

Next Meeting Date Wednesday November 27th. We now have a dedicated page for the Dandelion Circle, please click on the heading above for meeting dates, photos etc.

Please don't hesitate to give us a call if you wish to receive further information about the group.

Please click on the 'Dandelion' link for
a more comprehensive list of things you
may wish to consider.
Bespoke Floral Tributes
As each part of the funeral reflects a loved ones life one way of providing a visual reminder of an interest or hobby is to have a stunning floral tribute. 
We are happy to work with some very talented florists who can produce bespoke designs, take your ideas and turn them into 3d arrangements.  Many of these tributes can travel in the rear of the hearse for all to see.
These are some of the recent bespoke designs that we have had the pleasure of seeing -
Why wait until they're a memory.
Fingerprints of a family member, handprints or footprints of a new born baby or pawprints of your beloved pet can all be engraved onto a range of high quality jewellery pieces or cast
into a glass paperweight and can
make not only a very personal
keepsake but a very unusual and unique gift for a birthday, anniversary
or special occasion.


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