Burial Service

We provide a professional, caring and dignified service,
giving you the support you need.

The Service

The burial service will take place in the Old Cemetery Church which is a listed building, and has retained its traditional character despite refurbishment.

There is a considerable amount of parking available along the main driveway.

A 30 minute window is provided for each service, however an extended service can be booked if required.

The church allows for the integration of wheelchair users into the main congregation, and a wheelchair is available by prior request.

Facilities at the church include:

  • Electric organ – an organist can be arranged by your Funeral Director;
  • CD player;
  • An induction hearing loop;
  • Religious symbols, which can be removed upon request.

Public toilets are available approximately 300 yards from the church, behind the South Lodge shelter.

If you have any special requests please contact us; we will be pleased to help and advise you.

The Committal

After a funeral service our burial attendant will lead mourners to the grave. It is usual for the minister to carry out the committal but if no minister is required a representative or family member can officiate instead.

If you require soil and shovels for the burial, you or your funeral director must let us know when making the arrangements. It is normal practice in some religions, to allow mourners to back fill the grave until the coffin is no longer visible, at this point cemetery staff take over and complete the process.

Floral Tributes

Funeral flowers stay on the grave for approximately four weeks following a burial, after which time they will be removed. If the family wish to, they can remove the floral tributes themselves before this time.

If you place a Christmas wreath on your family grave it will be removed at the begining of the second full week in February every year. We respectively ask if you wish to keep your Christmas wreath, please take it with you before February commences as all removed wreaths are irretrievable.

Final Resting Place

Find out about the options available to you when choosing a suitable grave and memorial to remember your loved one.

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This Week's Services

Details of funeral and remembrance services scheduled for the next seven days taking place in The Old Cemetery Church, West Chapel or at the graveside.

We can offer help and advice around the choices and services that are available to you in Ipswich for burial, cremation or memorialisation.