What types of memorial are there?

Memorials for a cemetary

Different cemeteries and churchyards can have their own guidelines. Maddock will be able to advise what permanent memorials are allowed for the chosen resting place. These guidelines can restrict the type of words allowed on a headstone, the style of the headstone itself and any grave surround you may choose to have –the Maddock team will help you through this process. In some cases there may be ongoing fees for maintenance responsibilities, if this applies to the chosen grave we will let you know.

It’s helpful to know that you don’t have to choose a headstone immediately when arranging a funeral. Firstly, some time may be required before a headstone can be placed securely in the ground by a grave. Also, some find that choosing a headstone after a short period of time helps to spread the cost of the funeral. When you’re ready to choose and place a headstone, Maddock will apply to your chosen cemetery or churchyard for permission, and we will advise on the fees required for obtaining this permission.

Memorials for a crematorium

Over the years, Maddock have established trusting relationships with the local crematoria, so we’ll be able to provide you with the necessary information about the permanent memorial options your chosen crematorium can offer.

Memorials on the web

Maddock have seen a rise in the number of people looking to create an on-line memorial. This type of memorial is very flexible, as you can allow friends and family to add to it over time, so it can continue to grow.