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Organise a funeral

Organise a funeral


We look after 2 cemeteries:

  • St. Sebastians Cemetery, Heathlands Road, Wokingham Without, RG40 3AR
  • Shinfield Cemetery, Grovelands Road, off Hyde End Road, Shinfield, RG7 1DP


Most people use a funeral director to organise a funeral.

To find a funeral director visit:

Non-religious ceremonies

For advice about arranging a non-traditional or non-religious ceremony visit:

Funeral costs

There are costs associated with arranging a funeral.

It is important to find out whether or not the deceased had taken out a funeral plan. This would generally cover the costs of the funeral.

There is no general death grant to help pay for funerals. However if the person paying for the funeral is receiving any means tested benefits they may be able to claim financial help from the Social Fund. Find out more about the Social Fund on  Gov.uk website Social Fund information.

Bereavement benefits

Widows, widowers and widowed parents are entitled to bereavement benefits. Visit  Gov.uk website bereavement benefits information.

National Insurance and tax

For information on how a death affects national insurance and tax visit  Gov.uk website after death information.

Death and bereavement support

For more information and support visit: 


Read our  Coroners Service page.

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