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150 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8BH

Traditional and Green Burials

At A L & G Abbott Funeral Directors, we endeavour to provide a compassionate service, planning and arranging the burial with your needs and preferences in mind. We can arrange a traditional burial in a churchyard or a cemetery with your choice of coffin. Green burials are a great alternative to a traditional funeral, where the burial takes place in a meadow or woodland. If you need more information on green burials, please contact us today. We are also able to offer a repatriation service to and from any country.

Cremation funeral services are available at Abbott Funerals in Bedford and surrounding areas

Cremation

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.
At Abbott Funerals in Beford we can offer many different types of burials

Burial

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 and humanist funeral services are available at Abbott Funerals in Bedford and surrounding areas

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 and church funeral services are available at Abbott Funerals in Bedford and surrounding areas

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.
A L & G Abbott Funeral Directors in Kempston specialises in providing comprehensive cremation and burial services. For any enquiries regarding our funeral options, call us on
01234 843 222
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We serve Kempston and the surrounding areas. If you need any advice then please do get in touch and we we will be happy to help you.

Latest Update

Further to the government announcement on the 23rd March please find below the current guidelines regarding the funeral industry.

All funeral services must respect the current government requests for social distancing and the protection of high-risk groups.

Where possible, all funerals will be arranged over the phone or via other electronic means. If they are arranged in person, social distancing must be respected, this means:

  • Individuals must keep 2m apart
  • Wash hands frequently
  • If anyone coughs or sneezes then use a tissue and catch it / kill it / bin it
  • The number of people attending must be limited

Funerals cannot be arranged in person with anyone currently showing symptoms of the virus or who are self-isolating.

It is vital that funeral service employees, who are key workers, can remain healthy to continue to support bereaved families.


Chapel of Rest visits - these can go ahead at specific pre-arranged times and will be limited to people who live in the same household. At risk groups are strongly urged not to visit.
Funeral Service - the number of people attending the service will be limited in line with government advice on social distancing. The situation regarding specific locations is constantly under review and we will advise families on the current recommendations. During any service all social distancing guidelines must be respected.
Limousines - these can no longer be offered as a form of transport.
Charitable donations - all collections will be dealt with online.

We are working to stay on top of all of the current government advice to protect our staff and your families. We understand that at this already very difficult time certain guidelines will cause even more distress for which we are very sorry but they are totally out of our control. We are here for you to talk things through so please don’t hesitate to call, we are committed to help you through this very difficult time. We continue to offer our Bereavement Listening Service over the phone so please contact us if you are interested.