When someone you know dies, it can be difficult to know what to do next. In addition to dealing with the reality of their death, your own grief and the grief of others, there are a number of practical steps that need to be taken, not the least of which is planning a funeral. At Alfred James we understand that planning a funeral will be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. We are here to help and guide you and your family to make the necessary funeral arrangements.

What to do when someone dies

When someone dies, the first call you make should be to the deceased’s doctor. If the doctor cannot attend, then the Police and Ambulance should be called. You can also call Alfred James at this time and we can provide advice and support to help you. We will answer your... Continued

Types of funerals

At Alfred James, we know that no two funerals are the same – just as no two people are the same. From traditional services in a church or one of our funeral homes, to a memorial service, we can tailor our services to suit your needs.   Traditional and religious... Continued

Planning a funeral service

The funeral of a loved one should be a unique event, which is why Alfred James’s well-trained and experienced funeral directors are on hand to help with all of the aspects of a funeral. We are also here to provide you with ideas and information that will enable you to... Continued

The cost of a funeral

The cost of a funeral can vary significantly and quite simply no two funerals are the same. Alfred James doesn’t offer funeral packages. Instead we talk to you about the kind of funeral you’d like for your loved one, and we create a fully itemised and transparent quote, provided over... Continued

How Alfred James can help you

A time of death is inevitably a time of trial and stress for family and friends. There are many details to be addressed, which are outside the usual experience of most of us. Alfred James staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, who will help you... Continued

Your questions answered

Planning a funeral can be stressful and it can be hard to know what to do. We have answered some of the common questions about what to do and planning a funeral… Continued
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