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Scattering of Ashes Ceremonies

For Life's Journey - Civil Funeral Celebrancy | Based in Macclesfield
  • SCATTERING OF ASHES

    The final act in saying goodbye after cremation is the decision in how you would like to honour your loved one’s ashes. Whether it’s scattering of ashes or internment, there are choices…

  • REFLECTION IN YOUR OWN WAY

    We provide bespoke funeral ceremonies, memorial services, scattering of ashes services, living funerals and more. We know you need to reflect at these times, and we’ll look after you every step…

  • WORKING WITH A CELEBRANT

    Means you can include the elements of celebration you wish to use. Your ceremony is written and delivered uniquely for you and there are no restrictions on content and you will not be bound by any format.

TUIRENN

An Irish Name
pronounced:
TEER-an

BASED IN CHESHIRE

Willing to travel worldwide

Most ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs

Scattering of Ashes
Ceremonies in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs

The final act in saying goodbye

After a cremation, the standard next steps are the family receiving the ashes. In some instances, this brings closure to this deeply affecting time and the family choose to keep their ashes at home – usually kept in a special container or urn. Some find solace holding a private scattering of ashes in their garden, or perhaps burying the ashes in a special location (internment).

 

Many families opt to scatter the ashes in a variety of ways, depending on their cultural and religious preferences, as well as their loved ones’ final wishes and sometimes in more than one location.

 

You can choose precisely how you want to carry out the proceedings, with as much or as little formality as you like. The Scattering of Ashes is usually intimate, a private occasion with selected people around you, and is an act you would like to give a tone of ceremony to.

 

The location of a Scattering Ceremony can be as unique and individual as the person being commemorated. From formal gardens of remembrance, to a place/places special to you or the person who died, even in your own home – the options are pretty much unlimited, and we can discuss any concerns you have along when we arrange an initial discussion.

Working With For Life's Journey

We will make sure the Scattering of Ashes Ceremony is just right by helping you prepare a ceremony fully reflective of the life of the person, your (and others’) special memories and relationships with that person, and to leave you all with the feeling that you have been part of something that will comfort you in your sorrow and loss.

 

Their story will be told in precisely the way you want their story to be told.

 

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Some of your initial questions answered

Scattering of Ashes FAQs

What is your Scattering of Ashes Service Fee Tariff?

The fee is fixed as below. However, if For Life’s Journey/Tuirenn Hurstfield delivered the original cremation ceremony for you there is NO FEE (other than travel expenses if applicable). Otherwise:

  • For all other Scattering of Ashes Ceremonies – £95 only

Please note: mileage is charged additionally at 45p per mile outside of a fifteen mile radius of Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Where can I scatter the ashes of my loved one?

The law on scattering ashes in the UK is fairly relaxed. There is nothing explicit in the legislation to stop people scattering ashes over land or water, but you need the landowner’s permission.

If you choose to scatter on a river – you don’t need permission, but you should consult the Environment Agencies Guidance.

If you wish to scatter over the sea – you don’t need permits or permission. You should still follow the Environment Agency’s guidance as their jurisdiction is 5 miles from the coast.

A family grave – You may wish to scatter or bury someone’s cremation ashes on the family’s grave. Not all cemeteries allow scattering and, if you intend to bury them, then you will need to make sure that you are the ones with the rights to do this.

How long does a Scattering of Ashes ceremony take?

Scattering ceremonies tend to be quite short – averaging ten to fifteen minutes.

They will usually involve a brief reflection, a reading or poem and then the final “letting go” of the ashes themselves. A short period of silence can be included if requested.

How do you write & conduct your scripts?

Tuirenn will always conduct an interview with the next of kin and, whenever possible, he will interview extended family members and friends.

This interview usually take place at the deceased’s home or that of a family member/next-of-kin or even done through Skype.

The discussions and gathering of personal details and memories can take around an hour.

A celebrant-led Scattering of Ashes ceremony is a collaboration with the family. As an experienced Celebrant, Tuirenn will guide you and family and friends through a discussion of your wishes and those of the deceased to arrive at your own dedicated ceremony.

Do you deliver Memorial Ceremonies?

Yes, often families choose to have a private cremation and then have a memorial ceremony on the same day or some weeks or months later. These can take place anywhere, but often at the family home or a venue chosen as a special place to the family.

If you choose to, you can include the Scattering of Ashes Ceremony as part of a Memorial Ceremony.

You can find out more about our Memorial Ceremonies service here

How do we pay you?

When agreeing a contract with us personally, you will be provided an invoice for records and receipt which will give clear instruction for how payment is to be made – we do not accept cash-in-hand.

Please note: we require that half of the fee (50%) is paid as a deposit at the first meeting. The balance of the fee is due to be paid by one day in advance of the actual Scattering of Ashes ceremony.

Let's Discuss Your Needs

Starting with an informal chat, we'll take it from there...

TUIRENN

An Irish Name
pronounced:
TEER-an

BASED IN CHESHIRE

But willing to travel worldwide.

Most of our ceremonies designed & delivered in Cheshire East, South Manchester & North Staffs

Let's Discuss Your Needs

Starting with an informal chat, we'll take it from there...

Let’s Connect

|||

Other End of Life Ceremonies

To say goodbye your way

To remember & reflect

Close your own chapter

Decide on your plans

To say goodbye your way

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Celebrancy FAQs

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Always Choose Qualified

Check that your celebrant is FULLY qualified to ensure the best service!

The Perfect Ceremony

Memorable ceremonies are created through sharing what makes you “you”…