“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure” - Author unknown.
There are many areas of funeral arrangement that we can help you with.
Burial at sea
Welham Jones can arrange a burial at sea for your loved one, if required. Usually conducted off the East Sussex coast we enlist the help of an ex-RNLI vessel crewed by retired RNVR personnel.
If considering a burial at sea there are a few things you should take into account. Please see our fact sheet for more information.
If you would like to request donations for a charity that was important to you or the deceased, we can accept these on your behalf. This can include cheques made out to the charity as well as retiring collections in cash given to the funeral director on the day. Friends, family and guests can also make donations on-line via our PayPal account.
Details can be found on our Obituary page.
We suggest collections remain open for six weeks, after which time we will send the charity all the donations and your contact details, and provide you with a list of donors.
To enable charities to benefit from gift aid, tax-paying donors can complete a Gift Aid Declaration form and send this to us with their donation. You can download this from www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities or from our website here.
Cheques must be made payable to the charity only. Gift aid is not available when placing on-line donations as we are not a charity and cannot collect it.
Many people use obituary notices as a way of notifying a death to extended family, friends, colleagues and associates.
What we can do:
We can supply a full range of traditional funeral stationery. This includes:
Reflecting the deceased’s life
There are many ways to reflect the life of the deceased. We offer:
We’re here to help you arrange all aspects of your loved one’s funeral, so whatever we can do to help, we will. This can include making suggestions for venues and caterers and assisting with booking.
Due to our long-standing relationship with the community of Kent and South-East London and our knowledge of the local area, we are happy to share this with you in any way we can.
After the funeral
We can arrange the interment of cremated remains into a cemetery or churchyard and supply memorial tablets or plaques, as appropriate.
A grave must settle for six to nine months before placing any type of memorial. See our range of headstones, kerb surrounds and memorials, to find what is most suitable for you.