Funeral services

Our role to help you as a Funeral Director

Arranging a funeral can be a daunting task and you may be apprehensive. Our role as a Funeral Director is to make arrangements on the family’s behalf, to discuss any personal requests and to offer help and advice. This meeting can take place at our office at Keenthorne or in the familiar surroundings of your own home.

Taunton and Bridgwater Funeral Directors

A funeral is a very important event

It brings together family members, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and sometimes the wider community, to focus on one person’s life. People attend the funeral to pay their respects and to say their “good-byes”. In order to make the funeral a personal tribute and a fitting farewell, decisions will need to be made.

We are here to help you with every step in planning and delivering the funeral of your choice.

Arrangements for the funeral

One of the first decisions is where the service will take place. This could be in a church, at the crematorium (our most local being Sedgemoor at Stretcholt, Bridgwater and Taunton Deane Crematorium in Taunton) or at the cemetery or an alternative venue; also the style of service required, any hymns to be sung, music to be played and readings to be given.

The minister conducting the service will normally meet with the family to help discuss these aspects of the service. A non-religious funeral service is an option preferred by some families and this can be arranged with a Celebrant, Humanist or Non-Religious Minister.

There are several other things to consider such as newspaper announcements, orders of service and catering requirements. We can arrange all these for you.

Chapel of Rest

Our Chapel of Rest is located at our Keenthorne offices and provides a meaningful opportunity to honor and remember loved ones in a peaceful and respectful setting.

A visit to our Chapel of Rest can be arranged to say a private “good-bye” before the more public event of the funeral service.

Chapel of Rest

Floral Tributes

Flowers can play an important part of a funeral. Flowers can say so much about a person, a loved one, a relative or friend. Flowers can reflect people’s characteristics or passions. Or even be a reminder of a special moment.

Floral tributes can say so much when words may be difficult to find.

We work closely with a local Bridgwater florist (Flowers International) that can offer bespoke arrangements to meet our client’s needs, whether that be the choice of colour, flower or theme.

The coffin

A range of traditional coffins manufactured in the South West are available, these are hand finished and of high quality. It is also possible to arrange for coffins of varying colour and design. Picture coffins to reflect a hobby or theme produced in MDF or cardboard, or for some families an environmentally-friendly coffin, hand crafted in willow, bamboo or sea grass, may be the most suitable option.

All of these options can be discussed at the funeral arrangement.

Funeral arrangement

When you feel ready, please contact Grandfield and Son to arrange a meeting with one of the Funeral Directors who will take care of making all of the arrangements for you.