Crematoria in the local area
There are 4 crematoriums in this area, in Southampton, Hedge End, Portchester and Havant.
Funeral services that take place in a crematorium have to be a specific length. The exact length of time available to you depends on which crematorium you choose.
Services at Portchester Crematorium generally last for 30 minutes, but they occasionally have some 45 minute bookings available; please let us know if that is something in which you might be interested and we can look into it for you.
If you would like to have the entire funeral service at a crematorium you may also want to think about how many people you think will attend. For further information about the sizes of the chapels at the different crematoriums can be read here.
Following the cremation, you will need to think about what you feel is the most appropriate resting place for the ashes. If you would like us to, we can collect the ashes from the crematorium for you.
It is possible to have your loved one’s ashes scattered in the grounds of the crematorium. Each of the crematoriums has a slightly different provision for this; please see the page for the crematorium in which you are interested for further information.
Some people, especially in this area, like to scatter the ashes at sea. Please talk to us if you feel that may be of interest. In these circumstances, we would recommend that you use a biodegradable paper urn, or pillow. When placed in water it will float briefly then sink to the bottom where it breaks down naturally over time. Please click here for further information about the Ashes Pillows.
Another option is to have the ashes interred in a churchyard or council run cemetery. In those circumstances we can supply you with an oak ashes casket, which we will fit with a brass name plate. This link will give you further information about the different urns available.
Should you wish to scatter the ashes, we can discuss the practical considerations involved. We also have a range of Scatter Tubes available.
Some families like to keep a small portion of the ashes, once the remainder has been scattered or interred. If you would like to know more about that, please ask us about the range of Keep Sake Urns which we can supply for that purpose.