What types of memorial are there?

Memorials at the cemetery

Different cemeteries and churchyards can have their own guidelines for memorial placement. Over the years, we’ve established excellent relationships with the local places so we will happily advise what permanent memorials are allowed for the chosen resting place. In certain cases, these guidelines can place restrictions on the type of words allowed on a headstone, the design of the headstone itself and any grave surround you may choose to have –our team will guide you through this process. Some cemeteries and churchyards require ongoing fees for maintenance responsibilities, if this applies to the chosen grave we will make sure you know as soon as possible.

It’s helpful to know that you don’t have to choose a headstone immediately when arranging a funeral. In the first instance, some time may be required before a headstone can be placed securely in the ground by a grave after a burial. Also, some find that choosing a headstone after a short period of time allows you to spread the cost of the funeral. When you’re ready to choose and place a headstone, we will apply to your chosen cemetery or churchyard for permission on your behalf, and will advise on the fees for obtaining this permission.

Memorials at the crematorium

Leadbetter & Murphy have established trusting relationships with the local crematoria over the years, so we’ll be able to provide you with the necessary information about the permanent memorial options your chosen crematorium can offer.

Memorials on the web

In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the number of people looking to create a memorial on the internet. This type of memorial offers a great deal of flexibility, as you can allow friends and family to add to it over time, so it can continue to grow.