Funeral Services in Rustall
Abbey Funeral Services takes great care to manage your funeral arrangements with respect and elegance. We've dedicated ourselves to funeral services in West Kent for over 40 years, making us the leading funeral providers in the region.
We work hard to deliver tasteful funerals that fulfil all your wants and wishes.
Alongside Rusthall, we offer our services in:
- Royal Tunbridge Wells
- Paddock Wood
- East Peckham
- And more areas in West Kent
We give complete consideration to your demands and those of your family since we provide a customised plan for each household.
We serve the neighbourhood in many ways than just funeral arrangements. We run the West Kent charity Friends Together. Through our organisation, we offer certified therapists who specialise in treating grief to help Rusthall mourners of all ages get over their tragic loss. By providing them with assistance as they go through the grieving process, we assist bereaved families.
Abbey Funeral Services is part of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors and is regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority. We adhere to a recognised code of practise to guarantee that you receive only the best service possible.
Cremation in Rusthall
In the UK, cremation has grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional funerals. Families all around the nation benefit from the numerous advantages it provides over conventional burials:
- The ashes can be shared
A beautiful aspect of cremation is that your ashes or the ashes of your loved one can be divided up and distributed around the family. By doing so, relatives who don't reside close to Rusthall may still show their respects by having an urn of ashes in their homes.
- The ashes can be spread
Many people who'd like to be cremated request to have their ashes scattered in a place that is meaningful to them. When a loved one is cremated, you can choose the location of their last resting place.
- Cremating allows for creative ceremonies
Today, many people choose cremations so that they can have more personalised funerals. Ashes from a cremation at Abbey Funeral Services can be used to make fancy art or jewellery. This way, beautiful artefacts could be used to keep your or a loved one's memory alive.
- Cremation is more cost effective
The costs of a coffin, headstone, burial vault, and embalming are all avoided when a body is cremated. Instead, you only have to pay for the cremation and the urn. Because of this, a cremation is much more inexpensive than a burial.
- Cremating is better for the environment
Traditional burials use up a lot of resources, and the embalming fluid used to keep bodies looking vibrant can damage the environment. Therefore, cremating is a much more eco-friendly alternative to burying yourself or your loved one. If sustainability is a priority of yours, consider our green funerals for the most environmentally friendly option.
It’s important to take religion into account, though. To many people, honouring religious beliefs in death is as important as in life.
The three main religions that do not cremate are:
- Eastern Orthodox Church
On the other hand, many religions support or even encourage cremation over traditional burials:
- Baptist Church
- Jehovah’s Witness
Green funerals in Rusthall
A green burial is the most environmentally friendly way to remember a loved one. Benefits of green funerals include being environmentally friendly and having long-term sustainability. Green funerals are a beautiful and simple way to honour the dead in a more modern manner. In recent years, green funerals have become more popular because they are more beneficial than traditional burials in many ways:
- Preserving natural areas
Green funerals strive to be as good for the environment as possible. As the body breaks down naturally, it releases nutrients into the environment that plants can use to grow quickly and well. Animals of all sizes and shapes may now be able to get food and a place to live. You can help death come back to life by taking part in one of our green funerals.
- Conserving natural resources
In the UK, elaborate coffins and burial vaults are made every year with thousands of tonnes of wood and concrete. When you choose one of our eco-friendly funerals, you use the fewest resources possible and don't throw away anything. Many of our clients would rather wrap their loved one in a shroud than put them in a casket. This lets the body decompose efficiently and uses even fewer resources.
- Eliminating hazardous chemicals
One of the most hazardous parts of funerals is the chemicals used to keep the body looking lively. They use chemicals like formaldehyde, which is known to cause cancer. All of these chemicals can be avoided with green funerals.
The simplicity of green funerals appeals to many people. The plain coffin or shroud and the fact that the body is buried naturally keep the funeral minimalistic, giving it an air of elegance and sophistication that is unique to green funerals.
Funeral plans in Rusthall
At Abbey Funeral Services, we partner with Ecclesiastical Planning Services to ensure your funeral is handled with the proper care needed. You can choose one of four funeral plans if you’d like:
- The Abbey Unattended Funeral Plan
- The Abbey Simple Plan
- The Abbey Traditional Plan
- The Abbey Traditional Plus Plan
Many people prefer our funeral plans to creating a custom funeral service with us. They hold two main benefits, which are:
1. Consideration for loved ones
Your thoughtfulness will spare your grieving family from having to worry about the cost of your funeral and will ease their load during this trying time. Additionally, you can be sure that all the preparations will be done according to your preferences, including the funeral's style, setting, music, readings, and even the flowers. You and your loved ones will feel more at ease if you make plans in advance.
2. Financial security
The fact that our funeral plans offer outstanding financial security for your money is one of the main reasons we suggest you get one. All plan funds are kept in whole life insurance policies for enhanced security. Custom funerals may get very expensive very quickly. With our funeral arrangements, you can steer clear of these unanticipated expenses.
Abbey Funeral Services in Rusthall
Rusthall is a beautiful little village west of Royal Tunbridge Wells. The simplicity of life in Rusthall makes it a serene and dignified area to hold your funeral and part with your loved one.
Rusthall is home to many wonderful churches to give you a selection of where you’d like to hold your funeral. Every church is an appropriate place to host the funeral, and are all compatible with our services. The churches in Rusthall we’d recommend are:
- Paul’s Church
- Paul’s C of E Church
- Rusthall URC Church
1. Why choose Abbey Funeral Services?
At Abbey Funeral Services, we dedicate ourselves to you and your family. In our 40 years of experience, we’ve become well-respected leaders of our community, as we always ensure your funeral is conducted with dignity and sensitivity.
Our family-run business’s husband-and-wife founders served as former Presidents of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, and the keys to our service have been passed on to their daughter.
Let our family care for yours by choosing Abbey Funeral Services for your funeral needs.
2. How much does a funeral cost in Rusthall?
The prices of funerals vary significantly based on what you’d like to have. Service costs make up a large portion of funeral costs in Rusthall, and they can range upwards of £2,000. Learn more about our prices here.
3. How much does cremation cost in Rusthall?
Cremation is significantly less expensive than traditional burials. At Abbey Funeral Services, we offer a direct-to-cremator service for £1,800. We also provide unattended cremations for £2,450. The crematoriums we use are the Kent & Sussex Crematorium and the Vinters Park Crematorium in Maidenhead.