South Leicestershire Crematorium

Countesthorpe Crematorium

Countesthorpe Crematorium

Countesthorpe Crematorium Cremation services are 1 hour, but longer times can be arranged on request. They cater for any religious denominations as well as non-religious funeral services and celebrations of life.

 

Find South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium

Foston Road, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE8 5QP

Telephone: 0116 258 1870

Crematorium was opened in 2015.

Countesthorpe Crematorium The chapel can seat 100 people, but the area can be extended to accommodate up to 200; the service can be piped outside for up to 400 attendees. Music can be chosen from the Wesley Media System. Services can be live-streamed to family and friends who cannot attend. The chapel is equipped with disabled access and a hearing loop.

South Leicestershire Memorial also provides specialist services for Hindu and Sikh funerals; cremations can be witnessed through a glass wall and 2 hour services for open coffins can also be arranged. The chapel features the relevant symbols and prayer books for funerals in these faiths and the courtyard is also available for a second Uthamnu service.

The memorial park provides a wide range of options for commemoration, from traditional headstones, natural burial of ashes and memorial benches to remembrance roses. Memorial plaques and vases can also be installed in the park and the name of your loved one can be entered in the Book of Remembrance.

Attended or unattended scattering of ashes can be arranged, and aluminium urns and keepsakes, with the option of a laser-engraved image of your loved one, can be purchased.

South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium provides substantial on-site parking and toilet facilities.

Find South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium

Foston Road, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE8 5QP

 

Location Map

Location map

Driving Directions

From Leicester:
Wigston and Oadby: Take the A5199 towards Kilby, and Husbands Boswoth. Pass the left turn towards Kilby, and then immediately turn right towards Foston and Countesthorpe crematorium is on your left after 1.5 miles.

From Glen Parva and Blaby:
Take the A426 to Blaby. At Blaby go straight down Leicester Road (don’t take the by-pass to the right), and then after 300 yards fork left into Sycamore Street, which becomes Welford Road. After half a mile, turn left at the mini roundabout, towards Kliby. At the T junction, turn right towards Countesthorpe. At Foston Road, turn left towards the cemetery. The crematorium is on your right after 400 yards.

From Narborough and Enderby:
Take the B4114/B582 (Enderby Road) to Blaby. At Blaby, turn left on the by-pass, and at the first roundabout, turn right into Leicester Road. After 300 yards, fork left into Sycamore Road, which becomes Welford Road. After half a mile, turn left on the mini roundabout into Hospital Lane, towards Kilby. At the T junction, turn right towards Countesthorpe. At Foston Road, turn left towards the cemetery. The crematorium is on your right after 400 yards.

From Cosby:
Take the Cosby Road towards Countesthorpe. Drive straight through the village and follow signs to Foston. You will leave the village on Wigston Street/Leicester Road. At the mini roundabout at the end of the village, turn right towards the Cemetery and Foston. The crematorium is on your right after 400 yards.

From Lutterworth:
Take the A426 north towards Leicester for 6.5 miles. Pass the turning to Cosby on your left, and immediately turn right towards Countesthorpe. Drive straight through the village, then follow signs to Foston. You will be leaving the village on Wigston Street/Leicester Road. At the mini roundabout at the end of the village, turn right towards the cemetery. The crematorium is on your right after 400 yards.

From Market Harborough:
Take the A6 towards Leicester. At the roundabout exiting Kibworth Harcourt, take the Wistow Road towards Kilby. Drive through Kilby to the A5199, and turn left, then turn right immediately towards Foston and Countesthorpe. The crematorium is on your left after 1.5 miles

OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BOTH CREMATION AND BURIAL

All administration and communication with you, “our family” taking all instructions and liaising with third parties to include Ministers/Celebrants, Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Doctors, Hospitals and HM Coroner. Safe handling of legal documents and forwarding to correct authorities. Twenty-four hour contact with us, your local funeral director. Care and preparation of your loved one, provision of on site refrigerated facilities (your loved one will remain with us until the day of the service.Bereavement support and guidance, before during and following the service.

£799.00

Removal of your loved one into our care within a fifty mile radius form Leicester, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Some of our competitors have different charges for when your loved one passes away for instance after 5.00pm, during the weekend and bank holidays, we see this as so wrong.

£200.00

Supply of black motor hearse, traditionally used to convey your loved one to final place of rest. (We do have a list of alternative hearses and if you don’t require a hearse,  The hearse can proceed from a family home.

£200.00

Basic Coffin with lining and all fittings – foil paper wood finish

£150.00

Funeral arrangements handled by our team are very affordable

  • info@baytreefunerals.co.uk
  • 0116 278 8868

DISBURSEMENTS

  Disbursements are fees set by a third party–  i.e. burial, crematorium, doctors and ministers fees, and are different for each funeral depending on requirements.

Crematorium fees typically (Monday –Friday)

Funeral arrangements handled by our team are very affordable

  • info@baytreefunerals.co.uk
  • 0116 278 8868

low cost direct cremation is a no service at a crematorium, no attendance and no frills option, it really is just that. but carried out by a lady funeral director

We will arrange a meeting with the family which could be in person or over the telephone, complete all the relevant documentation and forward these on your behalf.

We will bring your loved one into our care and provide a suitable coffin, we will convey your loved one to the crematorium quite possibly in the early morning or late afternoon in a funeral-related vehicle which could be a hearse or an estate car.

The cremated remains we can collect and return these to you if at a local address

ADDITIONAL CHARGES

OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP OR ADVICE PLEASE CALL 0116 2788868

when calling this number, you will speak directly to a member of our family who will help you through every stage of the process and answer any questions you may have.

Questions Asked To A Funeral Director

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP OR ADVICE PLEASE CALL 0116 2788868

when calling this number, you will speak directly to a member of our family who will help you through every stage of the process and answer any questions you may have.

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP OR ADVICE

ANSWERING COMMON QUESTIONS

We understand this is a difficult time and that you may have questions about what will  happen. We have put together a selection of the most commonly asked questions. Of  course, if you have any other questions please contact your funeral director.

It is our role to take care of every part of the process for you. We will discuss with you  what you would like in terms of service, flowers, obituaries and the like. You can trust  our caring and professional team to ensure it is delivered as you wish. We are here to  support you at this difficult time.   If you have an idea for what your loved one would have wanted for their funeral or  ideas from yourself and your relatives we can do our best to provide this.

It is important to make the funeral service individual. We will discuss options with you  including the type of service you wish to hold, what type of minister or celebrant you  wish to lead the service and choices for music and eulogies you may wish to have.

The choice of music is totally up to you and should reflect your loved one. From  religious or classical to rock and roll or pop. The service should be a celebrant of your  loved one’s life and the music they loved can be a vital part of this.

Of course, reading a personal message, some poetry or a religious text can help make  the service individual. You can instead, if you wish, ask the minister of celebrant to read  some suitable words if you prefer.

Burials are more expensive as you are required to purchase the grave plot. If you  already have a family or joint grave the cost is less, as you do not have to make the  initial purchase.

Once a doctor has certified death call our funeral home and we will take your loved one  into our care. You will need to complete the necessary legal paperwork in order for the

funeral to take place, however we are here to assist you as you require. Your  loved one will be taken to our Chapel of Rest.

Yes, you may view your loved one in our Chapel of Rest. As part of the preparation we will dress them with their own clothes or a gown which we provide.

Embalming is a process used for thousands of years and has its roots in Ancient Egypt. It preserves your loved one’s body and is recommended if you wish to spend time with  your loved one before the funeral service

The Coroner can be involved for a number of reasons and there is no need to be  concerned if this is the case for your loved one. It may be because your loved one was  not seen by their doctor within the last two weeks before death or during their last  illness. The Coroner may also be involved if the cause of death is sudden, unknown or  has been caused by an industrial disease.    The Coroner is an independent officer whose role is to investigate deaths to establish  the cause of death. In most cases this just requires a consultation with the doctor who  last treated your loved one. In some cases a post mortem may be required. The Coroner  will aim to disrupt your funeral plans as little as possible.

If your loved one has died in hospital, we will ensure the required paperwork is  collected when we take your loved one into our care. This includes the forms required  for cremation which we will pass to the crematorium before the service.

We will arrange a minister or celebrant for your loved one’s service. We will take your  wishes into account as discussed with you and provide a religious or non-religious  service as desired.

In most cases you will receive your loved one’s ashes back within a few days or up to a  week. It is entirely up to you when you wish to receive them.

Cremations are undertaken individually, once a cremation has taken place the  ashes are removed before the next cremation takes place. A certificate of cremation will  be issued for your loved one’s ashes.

Nothing may be removed once your loved one has been placed on the catafalque in the crematorium chapel.

You may scatter ashes anywhere as long as you have the permission of the land owner  if it is private land. You may scatter the ashes in the Garden of Remembrance at the  Crematorium or have them placed in a family grave or within a church yard or  cemetery. Please note, ashes must be placed in the cremated remains section and  cannot be scattered on a grave.     You may wish to scatter the ashes in a place your loved one enjoyed, for example on a  beautiful hillside, forest or at a favorite beach.

Following the service the flowers will be moved to a viewing area or into the Garden of  Remembrance. They will generally be kept for one week, during which time the family  may remove the flowers if they wish. Flowers placed on a grave will be left in place and  removed after some time.

In most cases the grave needs to settle in order for it to support the weight of a  headstone, this can take between six to twelve months.

If you are claiming benefits you can make an application to the Department of Work And Pensions for help with covering the costs of a simple cremation. This is not  guaranteed and there may be additional cost. The funeral director will help you through  the process.

PLEASE APPROACH US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND SUPPORT YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

Questions Asked To A Funeral Director

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP OR ADVICE PLEASE CALL 0116 2788868

when calling this number, you will speak directly to a member of our family who will help you through every stage of the process and answer any questions you may have.