Warriston Crematorium

Funeral Services offered at Warriston Crematorium

Chapels

There are two chapels at Warriston Crematorium: the Lorimer Chapel and the Cloister Chapel. The Lorimer Chapel seats approximately 230 people and the Cloister Chapel a maximum of 60 people. In both chapels, services can be relayed to the outside by loudspeaker; so that additional mourners who cannot be accommodated inside can hear the proceedings. The cost of a cremation service is £762 (including an Environmental Surcharge).

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Service Times

The chapels are open for services six days a week, Monday to Saturday. Services on Saturday afternoons are subject to restricted availability.

In the Lorimer Chapel, the services are at hourly intervals and start on the hour. The first service is at 9.00am and the last at 4.00pm. The service itself should finish at least 20 minutes prior to the following service, to allow sufficient time for mourners to leave the chapel and for the staff to prepare for the next funeral.

It is possible to book extra time in the Chapel. In the Cloister Chapel, services are at hourly intervals and start on the half hour. The first service is at 9.30am and the last service is at 4.30pm. The service itself should finish at least 20 minutes prior to the following service, to allow sufficient time for mourners to leave the chapel and for the staff to prepare for the next funeral.

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Religious / Non-Religious Services

Our chapels are non-denominational. We aim for them to be used by people of all faiths and of none. Certain Christian symbols are present, but can be removed on request. We also have symbols representing the Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist religions, which can be placed in the chapel on request. We would ask for 24 hours' notice of any such request.

It is not necessary for a minister or other religious official to officiate at the service and indeed a member of the family or a friend of the family can take on this role.

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Music

Our digital music system contains a comprehensive range of from traditional to modern. We are able to source any additional music, providing it is currently commercially available, although we will need at least two working days notice.

Each chapel has an organ, and an organist is provided for each service.

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Recording

We also have the facility to offer a internet broadcast, webcast of the service where the funeral may be viewed live (and also for 28 days afterwards) over the internet. This can only be viewed by those authorised by the person arranging the funeral. There is a niominal hosting fee for this service. We are also able to provide a DVD recording using the webcast camera..

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If you have any questions or would like to contact us:

Telephone: 0131 552 3020,
Email: warriston@edinburghcrematorium.com