Types of Funeral Services

The kind of service you choose is only limited by your imagination. While some people prefer a more traditional or religious service others are looking for different ways to say goodbye. Whatever your preference we will work with you to deliver a service that reflects the personality and beliefs of the person who has past.

See below the range of service options you could choose.

Funeral types

Traditional Service

The funeral ceremony is held in a Church or Chapel and is followed by a cremation or burial at a cemetery of your choice. Traditional services often include a viewing before the ceremony; this can be arranged immediately before the ceremony or in the days leading up to it. The service is conducted by the Clergy of the Church or by a Funeral Celebrant.

Graveside services

This is a burial service held at the graveside in a cemetery of your choice. The service is conducted in its entirety at the Graveside. A variation to this is to have the Burial prior to the Funeral Service or Memorial Service. This suits those who wish for a Private Committal.

Cremation

A ceremony is usually held in a church or chapel and then Grace Funerals will continue to the Crematorium for a private cremation. The Ashes are collected and returned to the family at a later time.

Memorial Service

This type of service is becoming more popular. It is a full service that celebrates the life of your loved one. There is no time limit as to when a Memorial Service is held as the Burial or Cremation has often been held in advance.

No ceremony (Lower Cost Option)

Circumstances determine the appropriateness of this. Grace Funerals arrange for the burial or cremation to take place.

Dear Asha and Team,

 

When my son suicided it was the darkest time of my life. Your care, love and compassion helped to carry us through. You seemed to know exactly what we wanted and everything was handled with understanding and delicacy.

 

The service was a perfect tribute to his remarkable life. Your ability to accommodate our unusual requests (people signing the coffin and posting photo’s on it) meant that Sean received the farewell that I am sure he would have wanted.

 

Thank you all so much.

Linda Campbell
May 2017

It was such an emotional time for us but your professionalism and compassion helped enormously.

I haven’t been through this process before but it wasn’t upsetting as both Julie and Jo gave us such support and nothing was too much trouble.

I would definitely recommend Grace Funerals after our experience.

Carol & Rob
January 2017

The team at Grace Funerals, especially Asha and Tom, are wonderful people to work with. They provided professional, compassionate guidance through the funeral planning process, and my dad’s service was exactly how we envisioned. I would recommend Grace Funerals to anybody who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of needing to plan a funeral.

Nat Wells
April 2016

Not only were you all very patient but showed compassion in this difficult time. Tom we thank you and all your wonderful staff. The women looked so beautiful on the day and we were all touched at how everything fell into place. We think Dad would have been honoured.

Marie Walcott
July 2016

“Your professionalism, graciousness, love, comfort & support show to us at this most difficult time of losing our beautiful mother will never be forgotten. Every detail was handled with perfection, everything was very well co-ordinated in a very tight timeframe.”

Lorrene
April 2016

Words cannot express our thanks and gratitude to you and the staff at Grace Funerals. You kindness and assistance made the day a beautiful memory for us to reflect back on.

Pam
January 2016

The funeral service that you put together was absolutely perfect and was exactly what mum would have wanted. Please know that if I ever need a funeral director again you will be my first call.

Steve Nicholls

Grace Funerals were professional, compassionate and showed immense understanding throughout the whole process of my grandmother’s funeral. They came highly recommended by our Bishop and entire church community – and know I know why! Their service was outstanding and they showed show much attention to detail. Asha went out of her way to make sure the funeral was as beautiful and memorable as our nan while also carefully considering our budget and highly unique needs. The facilities had a wonderful ambiance and the day felt intimate, warm and welcoming. We had several extenuating circumstances that could have proven extremely difficult and stressful but Asha and her team really took us by the hand and handled everything for us. We can’t thank you enough. I would never go anywhere else now! I can’t recommend you highly enough!

Michelle Said
June 2017

Locations

Grace Funerals Emu Plains

61 Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains, NSW, 2750

Grace Funerals Springwood

5 Raymond Lane , Springwood, NSW, 2777