Our Services

We take responsibility for arranging the details of the funeral, from the practical elements, such as coffin, hearse, limousines to the church or crematorium, along with newspaper announcements, flowers, reception, service sheets, music requirements and any other requests that make the funeral the personal tribute that it deserves to be.

In the case of any death, the first practical step is to arrange the transfer of the deceased into our care and then await instructions. We provide advice and guidance for all aspects of the funeral service. Detailed discussions of the various options and the coordination of funeral requirements usually occur at our offices but, if preferred, we can visit you in your own home.

We would discuss:


  • The necessary registration and administration requirements
  • Options, availability and booking of the funeral venue and Officiant
  • Planning the funeral transport
  • Viewing and dressing of your loved one and the return of property
  • Choosing a coffin or casket
  • Newspaper announcements and printed orders of service
  • Planning the funeral transport
  • Special options such as alternative transport, music options, and opportunities for personalisation of the ceremony
  • Post-funeral reception and refreshments
  • Costs, payment terms and guidance with DWP claims

We donate £25 from every Pre-Paid funeral to the Royal British Legion

Visiting your loved one in our Chapels

At all our funeral homes we have dedicated private chapels of rest where you can visit your loved one. This is very much your decision. Some find it helps with the acceptance of death, whereas others can find it adds to their grief. We are always willing to discuss this with you and accommodate your requests. We also offer the facility to view your loved one in the privacy of your own home.

Funeral Stationery

A printed Order of Service is a keepsake for the funeral of a loved one. It becomes a special memory to keep forever: for you, your family and friends who came to say goodbye, that can also be sent to those unable to attend the funeral.

Planning an Order of Service is very simple. There are standard design style layouts or you can choose a bespoke design that reflects your loved ones life passions or hobbies. We are always willing to discuss your requirements in detail.

Eco Funerals

More and more of us are considering the effect our lives have on the environment and funerals are no exception. At Desmond L Bannon & Sons we pride ourselves on being able to offer ecologically friendly options including English willow coffins and others approved by the FSC and the Soil Association.

We are also able to arrange woodland burials and green funerals.

All our products are manufactured with care to the FFMA United Kingdom specifications for coffin manufacture.

All raw material is carefully sourced from sustainable yield forest plantations where tree harvesting is government supervised.

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