What am I allowed to do with my loved ones ashes?

Ashes are buried after a crematorium funeral. This page explains how your church can support you with this and offers links for more about what happens after a funeral.

A grave plot in a natural burial ground with wild flowers growing on it

If you have had a cremation service, then the final part will be burying the ashes. This might happen within a few days or weeks and the Church of England minister who took the funeral can lead a short service.

You can bury the ashes in the churchyard, or use the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance.

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