Before making arrangements Find out about what you should consider before making arrangements for a funeral, including timing and shaping the funeral, choosing the funeral director and managing the costs. Arranging a funeral Find out about the arrangements that need to be made for a funeral, including information about obituries, coffins, transportation, flowers and the service. Paying for a funeral Information on paying for a funeral and the financial help available Arranging a cremation Find out how to go about arrnaging a cremation, including information about how you may wish to scatter or otherwise deal with the ashes. Arranging a burial Find out how to go about arranging a burial, including information about the types of graves you can choose from. Kingston bereavement service: Christmas opening hours Opening times during the festive period may vary.