Cultural Funeral Services

A cultural funeral entails the practises of a specific culture, from anywhere around the world. This will focus on the varied traditions, beliefs and values upheld within that culture and aims to bring the elements into one service to celebrate the person who has passed, in a way which honours their heritage and culture.

We are familiar with the Polish traditions, after conducting many funerals within the community. Our way of working includes the assistance of a Polish national, who acts as a translator where needed, assisting with documents, arrangements and any other requirements, ensuring clarity and cohesion throughout the process.

Znamy polskie tradycje po wielu pogrzebach w gminie. Nasz sposób pracy obejmuje pomoc obywatela polskiego, który w razie potrzeby działa jako tłumacz, pomagając przy dokumentach, uzgodnieniach i wszelkich innych wymaganiach, zapewniając przejrzystość i spójność podczas całego procesu.

Leszek Plaza, telefon bezposredni: 07720248404

For more information on Polish funerals and how we can help you, please get in touch.

In Buddhism, death is recognised as part of the cycle called Samsara. Within this, Buddhists believe that reincarnation of the soul happens after death and this leads the processes of the funeral customs. We understand the importance put on a peaceful death and the processes required to adhere to Buddhist traditions following the person's passing.

Buddhist funerals are often simple and often organised by family and friends. Buddhists view the body as a shell and view that the spirit of the deceased will undergo re-birth, usually after 49 days.

Funerals include appropriate readings and tributes and can be facilitated in a crematorium or a burial site, such a green or forest burial ground. We also can source eco-friendly coffins such as shrouds or wicker caskets, which align more closely with an environmentally conscious approach.

For more information on Buddhist funerals and how we can help you, please get in touch.

Jewish traditions are a vital part of the funeral process, with burial to take place as soon as possible requiring an understanding service to facilitate this. We will work closely with your family to determine the best way to ensure that all the requirements are met and that your cultural beliefs are noted.

We can support in washing and grooming services, source a simple wooden coffin and ensure we have appropriate white shrouds to wrap them in. For any specific requests, please let us know at the time of arrangement so that we can source additional resources where necessary.

For more information on Jewish funerals and how we can help you, please get in touch.

As a Yorkshire-based company, we have a great connection with our local Muslim communities and have facilitated religious funerals for many local families.

With burial required within 24 hours (where possible), we can facilitate the washing and dressing for families to undertake themselves or with the support of our team on hand when required. Shrouds can be sourced for the deceased and appropriate transport and a suitable location for the funeral can be found to meet the needs of those who will attend.

We offer donation boxes which can be used for collections at funerals, which can then be safely counted and sent to the chosen charity on behalf of the family. We can also help to source a headstone from local stonemasons, where required, ensuring a suitable and simple memorial for the deceased.

For more information on Muslim funerals and how we can help you, please get in touch.

In traditional Sikh funerals, the cremation would be carried out on a funeral pyre, however, with this not readily available in the UK currently, so a family member is often welcome to press the button for the casket to disappear.

Sikh scriptures state that relatives should not indulge in wailing and anguish. Hymns that induce a feeling of detachment are sometimes sung on the way to the crematorium to aid the family in not showing their grief.

Funeral attire includes black head scarves for men and pale or white head scarves for women. During the service, the first line is read from the Holy Book and Ardas, prayers, are said. 

After the cremation, guests return to the family home and readings are given and hymns sung, then neighbours and friends make a substantial meal for the bereaved family. Following this, a candle, jot, is burned in the home, made from Ghee (clarified butter) and cotton, which has a sweet smell and cleanses the home. The mourning period lasts between two and five weeks and when the ashes have been returned to the family, these are scattered in running water or on the sea, which we can help facilitate if required.

For more information on Sikh funerals and how we can help you, please get in touch.

The Hindu funeral is as much a celebration as a remembrance service, although death is a sad occasion, the traditions call for focussing on the route ahead for the departed soul. For Hindu’s, cremation is preferred and this symbolises the release of the spirit and the flames represent Brahma, the creator. 

Family members will pray around the body as soon as possible after death. The body is usually bathed and dressed in white, traditional Indian clothing. If a wife dies before her husband, she is dressed in red bridal clothes. If a woman is a widow, she will be dressed in white or pale colours. After the cremation, the family may have a meal and offer prayers in their home. A priest will visit and purify the house with spices and incense. This is the beginning of the 13-day mourning period when friends will visit and offer their condolences.

For more information on Hindu funerals and how we can help you, please get in touch.

At Gateway Funeral Services, we have a wealth of experiencing in catering to people of all backgrounds and cultures. Please get in touch to discuss planning a traditional funeral on: 0800 007 6842 or email info@gatewayfunerals.co.uk

Pre-Paid Funerals

What our Purest Cremation includes:

  • The services of our experienced funeral directors for completion of the necessary paperwork
  • Conveyance of your relative or friend into our care in normal working hours
  • Care and attention in looking after your relative or friend
  • Provision of a coffin suitable for cremation
  • Cremation fee
  • Doctors fee for completion of the cremation forms needed
  • A dignified biodegradable urn for the cremated remains

The above service specifically excludes:

  • Conveyance of the person who has died out of working hours. If it is outside working hours there is an additional fee of £200.00.
  • If outside 20-mile radius of our Head Office, mileage charge of £1 per extra mile
  • Embalming
  • Visiting of your relative or friend at our chapel of rest
  • Any funeral procession or service prior to cremation

 

Any additional conveyancing charges, and disbursements / fees outside of the pre-paid plan must be paid prior to the cremation taking place by the Next of Kin or Executor.

The Purest Cremation price above is based on the cremation being held at a private crematorium in Andover.

We can hold this service at other crematoriums but there will be additional charge due to the increased local council’s cremation charges.

Please see below, the total charge for this service at various other crematoriums.

£1550.00 for either of Bradford’s Crematoriums of Scholemoor or Nab Wood.

£1600.00 for either of Kirklees or Leeds Crematoriums.

(Dewsbury Moor, Fixby at Huddersfield, Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall or Rawdon)

£1650.00 for Calderdale Crematorium or Park Wood

£1750.00 for Barnsley Crematorium

£1950.00 for either Wakefield & Pontefract Crematorium 

Cremated Remains

We return cremated remains in a simple cardboard casket, complete with cremation certificate.

The cremated remains can be collected from our Head Office following the cremation or if preferred they can be strewed within the crematorium grounds.

We can also return the cremated remains in any of our ash caskets or scatter pods from our online store

Our Bronze funeral is available to anyone who wishes to have a ‘no frills’ option. You can rest assured that the funeral will be carried out in a caring and sensitive manner, regardless of cost or circumstance.

Bronze Funeral

£2350.00

Includes all necessary disbursements

What our Bronze Funeral includes?

  • The Service of our experienced Funeral Directors for completion of the necessary paperwork
  • Conveyance of yourself, relative or friend into our care within 20 miles in working hours*
  • Care and attention in looking after yourself, relative or friend until the day of the funeral
  • Provision of a motor hearse direct to the Crematorium
  • Attendance of the Funeral Director and staff on the day of the funeral
  • Provision of an oak veneer coffin suitable for cremation or burial
  • Cremated remains can be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium or collected by your next of kin from our Head Office in Birkenshaw
  • Notice on our website informing the family and friends of the funeral details
  • This option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees Crematoriums:
  • Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 3PL
  • Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby Road, Huddersfield HD2 2JF

**other crematoriums of your choice are available but will incur further charges

Necessary Disbursements include:

Cremation fee, Doctors fees,** and a Minister or Celebrant fee of up to £180.00 Any other disbursements chosen will be at an additional cost.

This choice of funeral does not include any embalming or allow for the family to visit and pay their last respects.

Silver Funeral

£3150.00

Includes all necessary disbursements

What our Silver Funeral includes?

 

Our Silver Funeral includes everything in the Bronze Funeral with the addition of:

  • Use of our private chapel of rest for family and friends to pay their last respects in working hours*
  • Cortege to leave from a family home.
  • Provision of one of our modern limousines to seat six people.
  • Extra limousines can be ordered at a cost of £150.00 each.
  • Our professional services in making all the funeral arrangements at any of our premises or in the comfort of your own home.
  • Notice on our website informing family and friends of the funeral details.
  • The handling of charity donations on your behalf, which includes use of our donation box, counting, banking and sending of donations to the relevant charity
  • We would also organise flowers, refreshments, newspaper notices, order of service sheets, keepsakes and bespoke memorials etc (all incur extra charges)
  • This option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees Crematoriums:
  • Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 3PL
  • Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby Road, Huddersfield HD2 2JF

**other crematoriums of your choice are available but will incur further charges

Gold Funeral

£3650.00

Includes all necessary disbursements

What our Gold Funeral includes?

Our Gold Funeral includes everything in the Silver Funeral with the addition of a service in a church or other venue such as a hotel or hall, or in our own private chapel etc.

  • Optional disbursements services are available at an extra charge. These include:
  • Death notices and acknowledgements in the newspaper
  • Horse drawn hearses in black, silver or white and other unique hearses.
  • Church fees for the service
  • Floral tributes and printed order of service sheets
  • Purchase of a grave and Wooden grave marker
  • Refreshments following the service.

*Working hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays.

**Doctors fees for the cremation forms are not required if the Coroner is involved and a post-mortem has taken place. In this case, £164.00 is deducted from the overall price.

Funeral Prices

 

 

What our Simple Cremation includes:

 

    • The services of our experienced funeral directors for completion of the necessary paperwork.

 

    • Conveyance of your relative or friend into our care in normal working hours

 

    • Care and attention in looking after your relative or friend

 

    • Provision of a coffin suitable for cremation

 

    • Direct transfer to a crematorium of our choice for a private cremation

 

    • Cremation Fee

 

    • Doctors Fee for completion of the cremation forms needed

 

    • A dignified biodegradable urn for the cremated remains

 

Where HM Coroner has issued the cremation certificate, doctor’s fees do not apply. Therefore a reduction of £82.00 is applied to the simply cremation price making the cost £868.00

The above service specifically excludes:

    • Conveyance of the person who has died out of working hours. if it is outside working hours there is an additional fee of £200.00.

 

    • If outside 20 mile radius of our Head Office, mileage charge of an £1 a mile

 

    • Embalming

 

    • Visiting of your relative or friend at our chapel of rest

 

    • Any funeral procession or service prior to cremation.

 

All charges, and disbursements / fees must be paid prior to the cremation taking place.

The simply cremation price above is based on the cremation being held at a private crematorium in Andover

We can hold this service at other crematoriums but there will be additional charge due to the increased cremation charges local council’s charge. Please see below, the total charge for this service at the below crematorium’s.

£1200.00 for either of Bradford’s Crematoriums, Scholemoor or Nab Wood 

£1300.00 for either of Kirklees or Leeds Crematorium’s

(Dewsbury Moor, Fixby at Huddersfield, Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall or Rawdon)

£1350.00 for Calderdale Crematorium  Park Wood

£1450.00 for Barnsley Crematorium

£1650.00 for either Wakefield & Pontefract Crematorium 

Cremated Remains

The cremated remains can be collected from our Head Office following the cremation or if preferred they can be strewed within the crematorium grounds.

If desired they also can be delivered to yourself for an additional cost, see below.

If you would like the cremated remains delivering to you these can be returned in two ways via ourselves for an additional fee, or via a specialist courier maximum charge would be £150.00 for mainland UK

Or return of the cremated remains in any of our other ashes casket’s or scattertubes from our online store.

If desired, once the cremation has taken place and the Cremated Remains have been returned to you, this gives you the opportunity to spend your time planning a Memorial or Celebration of Life service which can take place sometime in the future. This may be in your own home, out in the country, at the seaside, in fact it can be pretty much anywhere you please.

 

What our Bronze Funeral Plan includes:

Our Bronze funeral is available to anyone who wishes to have a “no frills” option. Also suitable for those who are seeking assistance from the Department of Work and Pensions, families can rest assured that the funeral will be carried out in a caring and sensitive manner, regardless of cost or circumstance.

Our Bronze funeral includes the following:

    • Our professional services in making all the funeral arrangements at one of our offices in normal working hours*

 

    • Transfer of the deceased to our private chapel of rest (within 20 miles)

 

    • Simple care and attention of the deceased until the day of the funeral

 

    • Provision of a motor hearse and bearers direct to the crematorium

 

    • Attendance of the funeral director and staff on the day of the funeral

 

    • Provision of a oak veneered coffin with gold coloured handles and nameplate suitable for cremation & burial, to the value of £150.00

 

    • Cremated remains can be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium or collected by the client from our Chapel of Rest.

 

    • Notice on our website informing family and friends of the funeral details

 

Necessary Disbursements include:

    • Cremation fee

 

    • Doctors fees**

 

    • Minister/Celebrant fee upto a fee of £180.00

 

Any other disbursements chosen will be at an additional cost.

This choice of funeral does not include any embalming or the facility for you to visit to pay your last respects.

This option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees crematoriums

    • Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby Road, Huddersfield. HD2 2JF

 

    • Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 3PL

 

We can offer this service at other crematoriums but due to there increased charges over Kirklees there will be an additional cost. Please see below:

Bradford Crematoriums are an additional £100.00

    • Scholemoor Crematorium, Necropolis Road, Bradford. BD7 2PS

 

    • Nab Wood Crematorium, Bingley Road, Shipley, BD18 4BG

 

    • Oakworth Crematorium, Wide Lane, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0RJ

 

Calderdale Crematorium is an additional £200.00

    • Park Wood Crematorium, Park Road, Elland. HX5 9HZ

 

Leeds, Wakefield & Barnsley Crematorium’s are an additional  £300.00

    • Lawnswood Crematorium,  Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, LS16 6AH

 

    • Cottingley Hall Crematorium ,Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0EU

 

    • Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds Road, Rawdon, Leeds, LS19 6JP

 

    • Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane, Crigglestone, Wakefield, WF4 3JA

 

    • Pontefract Crematorium, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4HA

 

    • Barnsley Crematorium, Doncaster Rd, Barnsley S71 5EH

 

PLEASE NOTE

*Normal working hours are 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays.

**Doctor fees for the cremation forms are not required if the Coroner is involved, and a post mortem has taken place. In this case £82.00 is deducted from the final account.

We request that the Bronze funeral is paid for in full, prior to the funeral taking place, by Debit or Credit card, Bank Transfer or Cash.

What our Silver Funeral Plan includes:

Whilst ensuring our highest quality of service, our Silver funeral takes into consideration changing opinion regarding funerals, and provides our families and clients with a simple and dignified way to say goodbye.

Our Silver funeral includes everything in the Bronze funeral with the addition of:

    • Use of our private chapel of rest for family and friends to pay their last respects in office hours 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday – Friday

 

    • Provision of one of our modern limousine’s to seat six people

 

    • Collection of the cremated remains from the crematorium,  placing them in a scatterpod , and holding them for up to 6 months at our chapel of rest awaiting collection by the family. www.scatterpod.com

 

    • We will handle charity donations on your behalf, which includes use of our donation box, counting, banking and sending the donations to the relevant charity, along with a request that they acknowledge receipt of the donations and the amount collected to the family.

 

    • We can organise flowers, refreshments, newspaper notices, order of service sheets etc

 

As with the bronze plan this option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees crematoriums of either Dewsbury Moor Crematorium or Huddersfield Crematorium

This service is available at other crematoriums but due to there increased charges over Kirklees there will be an additional cost.

Please see below:

Bradford Crematoriums which are Scholemoor, Nab Wood or Oakworth Crematorium, are an additional £100.00.

Calderdale Crematorium which is Park Wood Crematorium is an additional £200.00

Leeds Crematorium’s which are Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall or Rawdon Crematorium, are an additional £300.00

Also, Wakefield, Pontefract and Barnsley Crematorium’s are an additional £300.00

We request that the Silver funeral is paid in full before the day of the funeral, by Debit or Credit card, Bank Transfer or Cash.

What our Gold Funeral Plan includes:

Our Gold funeral, whilst including all the elements of a traditional service, also gives our families the opportunity to create a send-off that is truly befitting of the person who has died. Our combination of professionalism and dedication will ensure that even the most unusual requests are carried out with dignity and with style.

Our Gold funeral includes the following:

    • A service in church or for a small number of people in our service chapel prior to the burial or cremation

 

    • Our professional services in making all the funeral arrangements at our office or in the comfort of your own home

 

    • Transfer of the deceased to our private chapel of rest (within 20 miles)

 

    • Personal care and attention of the deceased until the day of the funeral

 

    • Transport to the Registrars if required

 

    • Use of our private chapel of rest to pay your respects from 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. including weekends

 

    • Provision of a coffin with six gold coloured handles and name plate, to the value of £150.00

 

    • Provision of a motor hearse, and bearers

 

    • Provision of one of our modern Limousines to seat 7 people each

 

    • Attendance of the funeral director & staff on the day of the funeral

 

    • Collection of the cremated remains from the crematorium and safe keeping for up to 6 months at our chapel of rest.

 

    • Taking care of charitable donations on your behalf

 

    • Notice on our website informing family and friends of the funeral details

 

Disbursements  – Charges paid out to a third party

    • Doctor’s fees for completion of cremation certificates

 

    • Minister/Celebrant fee

 

    • Cremation fee

 

Optional Disbursements services available at an extra charge

    • Death notices and acknowledgements in the newspaper

 

    • Extra Limousines to seat 7 people

 

    • Fees for a service in church

 

    • Floral tributes

 

    • Printed order of service

 

    • Purchase of a grave

 

All disbursements must be paid in full before the day of the funeral, by Debit or Credit Card, Bank Transfer or Cash.

As with the bronze & silver plan’s this option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees crematoriums of either

Dewsbury Moor Crematorium or Huddersfield Crematorium

This service is available at other crematoriums but due to there increased charges over Kirklees there will be an additional cost.

Please see below:

Bradford Crematoriums which are Scholemoor, Nab Wood or Oakworth Crematorium, are an additional £100.00.

Calderdale Crematorium which is Park Wood Crematorium is an additional £200.00

Leeds Crematorium’s which are Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall or Rawdon Crematorium, are an additional £300.00

Also Wakefield, Pontefract and Barnsley Crematorium’s are an additional £300.00

What our Children's Funeral Plan includes:

There is no right or wrong way to have a funeral for your child. The only way is your way. You may want to have a service in church with your family and friends around you, or you may prefer to have a quiet service held at the crematorium or graveside with a minister or celebrant leading the service.

As Funeral Directors, we are here to guide you sympathetically and sensitively through this difficult time and we will discuss all the options available to you. We will openly encourage you to do what you feel is right, and together we will come to a decision that is best for your special little one.

As parents ourselves, we feel that this is a time for grieving, not a time to be incurring large costs and therefore we do not make any charge for our professional services for children up to the age of 15.

We will provide:

 

    • All our professional services in making the funeral arrangements

 

    • Care for your precious baby/child in accordance with your wishes

 

    • All the time you need to spend with your baby/child at our chapel of rest

 

    • A hearse or limousine on the day of the funeral

 

    • A simple white coffin

 

    • A “hand to hold” every step of the way

 

Whilst we do not charge for our services, we cannot assume other professionals will do the same, although most ministers will not usually charge for a baby funeral.

What will you have to pay for?

The following are examples of items you may have to pay for

    • Newspaper Notices

 

    • Doctors fee for cremation certificates

 

    • Cremation fee

 

    • Purchase or re-opening of a grave

 

    • Grave marker

 

    • Order of Service

 

    • Balloons

 

    • Flowers

 

 

Help with cost

You may be able to get assistance towards the cost of the funeral if you are claiming any benefits from The Department of Work and Pensions.

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Arnold House, Southfield Terrace

Birkenshaw, 

Bradford 

BD11 2AN

 

Opening Hours Mon-Frid 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel: 0800 007 6842

Email: info@gatewayfunerals.co.uk

Company RegNo:6830062

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Gateway Funeral Services

Arnold House, Southfield Terrace

Birkenshaw, 

Bradford 

BD11 2AN

 

Opening Hours Mon-Frid 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel: 0800 007 6842

Email: info@gatewayfunerals.co.uk

Company RegNo:6830062

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