Funeral arrangements

Arranging a funeral can sometimes be a very daunting experience. We are here to offer assistance and guidance to you. There are many things to consider, one being the costs of the funeral, but also which funeral director you will use. 

Funeral directors 

There is a list of local funeral directors within the Borough of Bedford who may be able to assist you. 

For local comparisons on funeral director's costs, please view Funeral Choice

There are no rules to say that you must use a funeral director when it comes to making the arrangements for a funeral. All arrangements can be made by the family without the use of funeral directors. 

For more information, you see our Funerals without a funeral director page or contact the offices on 01234 718150 where a member of staff will be more than happy to assist you.

You can also make an appointment to come in to the offices where a member of staff can sit down with you and go through all the necessary paperwork.

Funeral directors booking 

Funeral directors can view our crematorium diary or book a cremation service by following the link below. 

Bereavement Bedford

You will need your username and password to access the service.

Norse Road Crematorium maximum coffin size

The maximum size of coffin that can be accepted at Norse Road Crematorium is 92” ( Length) x 40 “( Width) x 27” (Depth).

The maximum weight is 39 stone or 250kg.

Please ensure that coffin sizes are noted on the cremation or burial paperwork when it is submitted.