Lea Fields Crematorium offer four types of services to meet the differing needs of individuals. All forms of religious and/or secular services are welcome in our chapel.
The duration of each service is determined by the service type booked for the funeral.
Punctuality is required by all persons attending a service so as to prevent the interference of one funeral with another. It is essential that bookings arrive at the time booked and finish on time for the smooth operation of our service.
Lea Fields Crematorium offer a 45 minute service hourly at 10:30: 11:30: 12:30: 13:30: 14:30 and 15:30. Please note when booking in your service an extension can be purchased in advance, subject to availability.
Early Start Services
The 09:00 and 09:45 early start services are at 45 minute intervals and provide 35 minutes maximum service time and 10 minutes to fully vacate the chapel ready for the next service to begin. No additional time may be booked for the early start services.
A Farewell Service is an attended direct funeral that will give up to 6 family members an opportunity to say their private farewell. Although an Officiant will not be leading, and no eulogy will be said, the applicant can choose one piece of music to be played throughout this short 10 minute farewell. The webcast facility is available on request subject to the current fees and charges so that people from further afield have the chance to view the Farewell.
Funeral Directors must notify the crematorium that they have a need for a direct service time, and must not use the online booking service.
Lea Fields Crematorium will agree a suitable day and time for the funeral.
Direct Services will only be accepted subject to the following being adhered to:
- No family or friends will be in attendance
- To arrive on the agreed date and time
- That a clean smart vehicle be used
- That all staff are uniformed
- That sufficient staff to convey the coffin to the catafalque in a dignified manner are provided (Use of the crematorium trolley/ bier is permitted).
- All coffins will enter the crematorium through the main chapel doors and be respectfully placed on the catafalque.
- If requested, one piece of music can be chosen to be played for arrival.
The crematorium have the right to refuse any coffin if the standard of care and dignity set out above are not met.
A Direct Cremation does not allow family or friends to attend the crematorium. The crematorium reserves the right to charge the appropriate fee if family members do arrive for the service.
Webcasting of funerals has been available for more than a decade in the UK, but today more and more people are choosing to use this facility.
A funeral webcast is where the funeral service is broadcast live over the internet. Families choosing this service are provided with a private log in and password. This information, together with instructions can be given to friends and relatives, whoever they would like to invite to take part in the service, no matter where they live.
For a variety of reasons such as sickness, logistical challenges, scheduling conflicts, and more, many family members and loved ones simply cannot attend a memorial or funeral service.
This is more important today as COVID-19 has meant Lea Fields Crematorium has had implement emergency measures to limit the number of people attending any service to immediate family only.
Our funeral technology means you are able to watch the service from home. The webcasting system is a single-camera at the back of the chapel and is reliant on a lot of things outside of our control (e.g. a user’s internet speed). Unfortunately, we cannot accept liability if this service is unavailable
How does it work?
The person requesting the webcasting service is given a unique username and password that can be given out to into family and friends wishing to watch the service. Once you have received them, you will need to login to www.obitus.com.
We strongly recommend that you test the connection prior to the service. However, you will only be able to a view the Live Webcast at the time the service is due to take place.
If a 28 day watch again option is chosen, once the service has finished, it will take up to two working days to upload onto the website.