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We offer choice and information so that families can make clear decisions about the kind of burial and service they want. Our funeral support covers the whole of the south-east of England but being based in Brighton our more regular links are with woodland burial sites and traditional council-run cemeteries in East and West Sussex.

Woodland burials have become increasingly popular in recent years, as awareness has grown through television and newspaper articles and through personal experience. Designed to create an area of natural beauty, graves and ashes plots are only identified with the planting of trees and natural markers rather than traditional and permanent headstones.

Woodland settings offer a more relaxed rite of passage, with families and friends often taking a more active part, as the body is returned to the earth in a biodegradable coffin. Depending on the cemetery it may be possible to bury one, two or three people in the same burial plot.

Burials, ashes interment and ashes scattering are possible at woodland sites at Clayton Wood near Hassocks, Woodland Valley Natural Burial Ground near Brighton, the woodland area at Hove Cemetery and at Burgess Hill. Hastings cemetery also provides a natural burial area.

We have also supported families further afield at Shamley Green near Guildford, East Meon near Petersfield  Deerton near Sittingbourne and at Otford.

Traditional Cemeteries remain very popular, and particularly when other family members have been buried at the same site.

Burials, ashes interment and ashes scattering are possible at the following local cemeteries: Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Woodingdean, Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road, Durrington Cemetery in Worthing and at Littlehampton Cemetery