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Arranging a funeral

Arranging a funeral can be a difficult process emotionally, we have put together a few key details below to help guide you through the process.

Although not a requirement, we do recommend using a local Funeral Director to arrange a funeral service at Clayton Wood. The Funeral Director will arrange all your wishes with us, and we will ensure your ceremony is seamless.

You do not need to use a specific Funeral Director, but we ask that specific types of coffins and caskets be used. As a natural burial ground, all coffins and caskets must be biodegradable in order to minimise the impact on the local eco-system. You can also scatter cremated remains at Clayton Wood at one our dedicated scattering lawns. Please contact the Clayton Wood team directly to arrange this service.

If you are looking to the future, we do offer the ability to pre-purchase a plot, and you can do this by contacting us and we can speak with you directly.

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What our clients say...

  • My daughter and I were so impressed with the caring and efficient way the staff at Clayton Wood helped us to meet my late wife's wish for a natural burial. We wanted it to be a dignified but happy occasion - the celebration of a life - and by working with us in a most sympathetic and helpful manner they…
  • After the death of my 16 year old son arranging the funeral became my obsession. It had to be befitting for my ‘magnificent son’. Once the arrangements were made deciding where to inter his ashes became the next obsession. It had to be just right. Somewhere peaceful. Somewhere he would have liked. Somewhere where I would want to return. Several options were…
  • My wife and I often discussed the merits of cremation or burial and eventually decided on burial-but the idea of churchyards with their rows of tombstones did not appeal, and most of the ones we had seen were derelict and overgrown. We both decided we would like a woodland burial, where from the afterlife, we could commune with nature. Over…
  • Clayton Wood burial ground is such a peaceful and stunning place, it is a comfort to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the area each time we visit. The moment our family came to view Clayton Wood in our time of need, there was no question that this had to be the special place where our son was to…
  • From my first  visit to Clayton 'burial Ground' office, I was overwhelmed by the sensitivity and kindness shown to me by Teague and Karen. Without exception, my questions and requests were gently dealt with.  Having to cope on my own, they literally “held my hand” throughout the decisions and formalities, ensuring I understood all that was required. The grounds are well…
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