Style of funeral

Some people wish for a traditional funeral, with a minimum of fuss, whilst others prefer a more elaborate funeral. Whatever your requirements or budget, we ensure that all the arrangements are carried out with dignity and a personal touch that will make it a meaningful and individual funeral.

Burial or Cremation

At A L & G Abbott we endeavour to provide a compassionate service, planning and arranging the funeral with your needs and preferences in mind. The most important decision that needs to be made is whether to choose a burial or cremation. This decision may already be known according to the wishes of the deceased. We can then take you step by step through the arranging and planning.


All necessary arrangements will be made on your behalf with the local crematorium. We are familiar with certain cultural procedures that need to be observed in relation to the cremation of a loved one and we are happy to discuss any requirements you may have.


This could take place in a traditional churchyard or a cemetery. Alternatively, green burials are becoming a popular funeral option. These offer a natural alternative to a traditional funeral where the burial takes place in a meadow or woodland. The nearest green burial site is St Albans Woodland Burial Ground in Keysoe.

Civil / Humanist

A civil funeral takes full account of the wishes, beliefs and values of the deceased and their family. The ceremony is conducted by a Civil Celebrant and it can contain a little or no religious content and can include hymns and/or prayers if desired. For people who have neither accepted religious views of life or death nor lived according to religious principles a Humanist funeral may be more appropriate. We work with the British Humanist Association to provide a funeral which uniquely celebrates the life of the person who has died.

Religious funerals

We have experience with all religious denominations and faiths. We will ensure that the funeral arrangements and services you require meet all of your cultural and religious needs.

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We serve Kempston and the surrounding areas. If you need any advice then please do get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

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