Sun Rising
Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve
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Planning Ahead

At Sun Rising we know how important it is for family members and friends to feel sure that the funeral of a loved one is just what they would have wanted. When those organising a funeral know the last wishes of a loved one, it makes it so much easier to get through those first difficult days, weeks and months. That knowledge is a priceless gift.

Dog RoseHowever, talking about our wishes with those we love can be extremely hard.  Even finding an appropriate moment to raise the subject can be difficult.  Our desire to talk about such things can be seen as morbid or negative, when really we are simply looking for peace of mind.

Understanding this, we welcome individuals, couple and families who wish to talk through ideas, concern and requirements. Make an appointment when you're ready.

Here are a few more ideas.

My Last Wishes is short step-by-step guide that includes every question you need to consider - from whether you'd like to be buried or cremated, to whether you'd like a particular piece of music played at your funeral. You can download it as a pdf by clicking the link (it will open in a separate window or tab), or get in touch and we'll send you a copy on paper.

If you'd like Sun Rising to be your last resting place, you may wish to explore the option of buying a plot in advance. Use the menu on the right to find out more information.

We would also like to emphasise the importance of having a valid, legal and up-to-date Will. There is some advice here about Wills and Probate, together with what we hope is a useful telephone number.

Another website you may like to explore is My Decisions: this enables you to consider and write an advanced directive or living will, expressing your wishes with regard to healthcare towards the end of life.

If you have any queries at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help you.