We value the relationships we are building with local funeral directors and appreciate the role they are playing in establishing Brightwater Memorial Park’s reputation.
At Brightwater Memorial Park our mission is to provide an elegant, modern facility, where the lives of departed loved ones can be honoured and celebrated as well as commemorated.
The facility provides for a dignified, above-ground burial option for both coffins and cremated remains and is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, supported by an elite level of service and the latest audiovisual technology.
The funeral service and
The funeral service will usually be conducted at a local church or other location chosen by the family of the deceased. The hearse will then transport the coffin onto Brightwater Memorial Park where a smaller, private interment ceremony will take place attended by close friends and family. We are able to seat up to 50 people in our lounge to witness the interment at Brightwater Memorial Park which for smaller funerals may be sufficient to cater for the entire funeral ceremony.
At the interment ceremony the coffin will be placed into the crypt, which will then be sealed with a marble facia.
Our families may have their own specific requirements for this ceremony depending on their individual faith or beliefs. We will work with the family and the funeral director to ensure the interment ceremony is carried out in full accordance with the family’s wishes and expectations.
Our team will be on hand to assist the funeral directors and the next of kin at the interment ceremony.
Both food and drink are available to order prior to the interment ceremony. Please speak to our team for more information.
Floral arrangements in any style can be pre-booked with our team prior to the interment ceremony, with 48 hours’ notice.
The coffin and
Most coffin types of solid construction (excluding wicker) are accepted at Brightwater Memorial Park, but all coffins must be hermetically sealed using zinc or lead. Coffins made of a metal such as bronze, copper or stainless steel are acceptable, as well as the usual variety of wood materials, including solid or veneered walnut, cherry, maple, oak or poplar.
For the maximum coffin and casket sizes permissible, please refer to the “BMP Notice of Interment” pdf tab below.
We will arrange for a plaque to be designed and mounted onto the headstone which we will endeavour to ensure is ready for the day of interment if given 10 days prior notice. Please see our terms and conditions regarding the specifications and limitations for coffins and epitaphs.
Brightwater Memorial Park will have video screens in the reception and crypt areas, together with multi-room audio in all areas.
During their lifetime, families buying a crypt will be able to upload onto our database their photos, videos and music library. This material can be played at the interment ceremony if desired, as well as on later occasions when friends and family members visit to pay their respects.
The audiovisual library can also be posthumously augmented by the family’s relatives and friends.
The first building at Brightwater Memorial Park is now open and available for viewing. For families who wish to buy a crypt or niche for cremated remains as part of their end-of-life planning, the first phase has been released for sale.
Please see the section on Purchasing a Chamber on our Availability page