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Many people are now opting for direct cremation as a substitute for traditional funeral services. It provides a straightforward and pragmatic method of laying a beloved family member to rest. At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we recognise the significance of thoroughly explaining this choice to you, so that you can confidently make informed decisions during a difficult period.

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Murrant Family Funeral Services has been providing superior funeral services to the Martham and Great Yarmouth community for many years. We understand the difficulties that come with such times and offer a wide range of options to cater to your specific needs. In 2019, we identified the need for a more personalized and intimate approach to funeral services. To meet this requirement, we launched our branch on Northgate Street in Great Yarmouth, which is known as Apollo House.

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At Murrant Family Funeral services we can assist with burials as well as cremation services. From a full funeral service in church followed by a burial in a church grounds or at a cemetery to an interment of your loved ones ashes in the grounds of somewhere close to home following cremation, our team can guide you through the entire arrangement and be with you on the day of the service to support and assist you with anything you may need.

We work closely with all our local churches and cemeteries to ensure the funeral arrangements and burial go smoothly and communication is key. We will complete all necessary paperwork and work with you to provide the funeral and burial that your loved one deserves

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Talking about death and funerals isn’t easy. That’s why we recommend taking care of things your way, on your terms, with a funeral plan. From a traditional funeral to something simpler, with a plan in place, you can ensure you get the send-off you want. A plan allows you to specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director’s services included in your plan. As customers often tell us, that can bring peace of mind to you and your family. A plan from Golden Charter also includes an allowance towards third-party costs. These are essential, non-funeral director services such as the cremation or burial fees, plus the minister or officiant’s fee to perform the service.


At Murrant Family Funerals, we’re proud to partner with Golden Charter, one of the UK’s leading funeral plan providers.* With a Golden Charter funeral plan, you can choose us as your preferred funeral director. When the time comes, we’ll take care of your wishes locally with the utmost care and respect


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Losing someone you love can be incredibly difficult, and it’s important to have a clear understanding of what steps to take after their passing. This can help alleviate some of the stress and allow you to focus on honoring their memory. Our guide offers practical advice on what to do in the event of a death, whether it occurs at home, in a nursing or residential home, or in a hospital. We’ll provide guidance on contacting necessary professionals and navigating paperwork so you can arrange a fitting tribute to your loved one. Let us support you during this challenging time.

What to do Following a Death

If you’re arranging a funeral service, you might encounter the term “Civil Celebrant.” The blog post linked below will clarify the role of a Civil Celebrant, their importance in creating meaningful ceremonies, and how Michael Murrant, our celebrant based in Martham at Murrant Family Funeral Services in Norfolk, can assist you in creating a personal and heartfelt farewell for your loved one.

What is a Civil Celebrant?

At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we understand that losing a loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience. We want you to know that we are always here for you, whether you need someone to talk to or a comforting presence. As funeral directors in Norfolk, we have helped many families navigate the funeral process. However, we also understand the importance of seeking professional support and ongoing counselling to help you cope with your loss. This blog offers information on bereavement care and counselling resources that can provide the support and guidance you need after the funeral.

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Losing someone dear to us can be an emotional and profound experience. It’s especially challenging when we have to navigate the many details and decisions of funeral planning. This is where a funeral director’s expertise and support are essential. They play a crucial role in guiding families through the process, providing compassionate care, and ensuring that the deceased’s and their family’s wishes are respected. In this article, we’ll explore the vital role of a funeral director, focusing on the services and support provided by Murrant Family Funeral Services, an independent funeral director under SAIF.

The Role of a Funeral Director

Planning a funeral can be a meaningful and memorable experience. It involves choosing the right venue, crafting a heartfelt eulogy and understanding funeral costs. It’s also important to navigate funeral etiquette and traditions, seek support while coping with grief, and consult with close friends and family members. Honouring the deceased’s wishes is crucial in creating a service that reflects their life and values. Additionally, selecting a suitable coffin, funeral transport, and deciding on the disposition of ashes are all critical decisions.

Things To Consider When Planning a Funeral

This post is designed to give you an understanding of the events that happen on the day of your loved one’s funeral.

The Day of the Funeral: What To Expect

Trusted Norfolk Funeral Directors

Our Murrant Family Funeral Services team understands that saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. We are local, family-owned, independent funeral directors in the heart of Martham, Norfolk; we are here to guide you through this challenging time with empathy, respect, and unwavering support. With a legacy of serving our community, we take great pride in offering a personal touch, honouring the uniqueness of each family we assist.

At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we take immense pride in being recognised as trusted funeral directors serving the Norfolk community. Our legacy of care, compassion, and dedication spans over twenty years, making us an integral part of the lives we touch during some of their most challenging times. With offices in Martham and Great Yarmouth, we have become a beacon of support for families in need, and we are proud of our history of dedicated service.

You may find this article on what to do following a death helpful.

Murrant Family Funeral Services Team

Comprehensive Funeral and Memorial Service

Our services encompass the coordination of cremations, whether nearby or distant, and burials in local cemeteries, churchyards, and serene woodland areas. Our local florist is at your service for all your floral needs, while our skilled stonemason will thoughtfully attend to your memorial requirements.

Funeral Directors Serving the Great Yarmouth and Wider Norfolk Area

Rainy funeral Murrant Family Funeral Services Martham and Great Yarmouth

We take immense pride in being recognised as trusted funeral directors serving the Norfolk community. Our legacy of care, compassion, and dedication spans over twenty years, making us an integral part of the lives we touch during some of their most challenging times. With offices in Martham and Great Yarmouth, we have become a beacon of support for families in need, and we are proud of our history of dedicated service.

Independent and Local Funeral Sevices for the Community

Our company roots are planted in East Norfolk, with our main office in Martham, where you can always chat with our team about anything funeral-related with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

At our Great Yarmouth branch, we can offer a personal family funeral service for up to 20 people led by civil celebrant Michael Murrant, followed by a private cremation. We can provide a vast choice of music, a relaxed environment, and many available optional additions, such as floral displays and service sheets if required. This option is designed as a bridge in price between direct cremation and a full crematorium funeral service, and each family is always provided with our staff’s full attention during all funeral arrangements and on the day itself.

Our funeral services extend beyond our immediate community. We proudly serve the Norfolk area and its surrounding regions. Whether you’re local or require our assistance from further afield, we are dedicated to accommodating your needs and ensuring that your loved one receives the utmost care and respect.

A Legacy of Compassion as Funeral Directors in Norfolk

Our journey as funeral directors has been marked by unwavering compassion and a deep understanding of the diverse needs of our community. As a family-owned establishment, we are committed to preserving our reputation as a pillar of trust and reliability. Every life we honour holds a special place in our hearts, and we consider it an honour to provide thoughtful and considerate support to families during their moments of grief.

Local Expertise, Personalised Service

The Murrant Family outside the Martham branch

Being deeply ingrained in the local fabric of Martham and Great Yarmouth allows us to offer a level of unmatched personalised service. We understand the unique customs, traditions, and preferences that shape our community, and we tailor our services accordingly. This local expertise ensures that every aspect of the funeral arrangement is executed with precision and sensitivity, providing a fitting tribute to the lives we celebrate.

Guiding You Every Step of the Way

Losing a loved one is an overwhelming journey and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. From the moment you reach out to us, you’ll find a supportive team ready to listen, understand, and provide comfort. Our commitment extends beyond the logistical details; we’re dedicated to offering emotional support and understanding that grief is a complex and personal experience.

Preserving Legacies, Creating Memories

Each life is a story worth celebrating. Our role as funeral directors goes beyond arranging ceremonies; it’s about preserving legacies and creating lasting memories. Whether you choose a traditional service or a contemporary celebration, we ensure that every detail is thoughtfully curated to reflect the essence of your loved one. By tailoring the experience, we aim to create a tribute that resonates with the hearts of all who attend.

The Murrant Family’s Commitment to You

Having a compassionate and understanding partner can make all the difference during loss. Our dedicated team at Murrant Family Funeral Services is committed to providing a warm, welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable expressing your wishes and sharing your memories. We recognise that every individual’s journey is distinct, and we’re here to listen and support you every step of the way.

Tailored Funeral Services

We believe that each life is a story worth telling, and it’s our mission to help you create a farewell that reflects the personality and values of your loved one. Our experienced and caring professionals work closely with you to craft a personalised funeral service or memorial that pays tribute to the unique qualities that made your loved one special. From traditional religious ceremonies to contemporary celebrations of life, we offer a wide range of options to suit your preferences.

Civil Celebrants: Crafting Meaningful Ceremonies

At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we understand that today’s families often come from diverse backgrounds and hold various beliefs. That’s why we proudly offer the services of experienced civil celebrants who can help you create a meaningful and inclusive ceremony. Whether you’re seeking a non-religious ceremony or a fusion of cultural traditions, our civil celebrants are here to craft a service that reflects your loved one’s life and your family’s values.

Transparency in Pricing

Navigating funeral arrangements can be overwhelming, and we want to alleviate that burden. With Murrant Family Funeral Services, you’ll find clear and transparent pricing, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the costs involved. Transparency is essential to earning your trust and providing you with peace of mind during this challenging time.

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Distinguished Funeral Transportation

Motorcycle and Sidecar funeral transport

At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we understand the significance of creating a lasting memory when your loved one and their family arrive at a funeral service. We present various choices, from classic hearses and limousines to unique alternatives like horse-drawn and motorcycle hearses.

We are open to conversing about your preferences and are committed to providing the vehicles you desire. Our principle is simple: if it adheres to safety and legality, we ensure that your loved one’s journey reflects their wishes impeccably.

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Repatriation Service

At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we are dedicated to helping with all aspects of funeral arrangements, from the most basic to the most elaborate. As part of our commitment to this, we offer a repatriation service to get your loved one back to Norfolk or anywhere else. We understand that the priority is to bring your loved one back to their family, even if they passed away far from home so that they can receive the farewell they deserve from those who love them.

Our team are trained to assist with all aspects of repatriation from near or far. Should your loved one pass away while in another county or even country, we can make all of the arrangements to bring them back into our care without delay.

Contact Us

When you choose Murrant Family Funeral Services, you’re choosing a family that is here for your family. We understand the importance of preserving memories and honouring legacies. If you need compassionate and professional funeral services in Martham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, or beyond, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Feel free to visit our offices for an informal talk, under no obligation, about any requirements you may have now or in the future. Allow us to assist you in commemorating the life of your loved one with the dignity, compassion, and sincerity they deserve.

Understanding Funeral Arrangements with Murrant Family Funeral Services

At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we understand that navigating the process of saying goodbye to a loved one is a difficult and painful journey. We are here to provide support, empathy, and expertise as we guide you through the intricate details of funeral arrangements. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the critical aspects […]

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In this post, we will take you through Norfolk’s funeral traditions that have shaped our community and discuss how times have changed and how we have adapted over the years. At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we have deep roots in the Great Yarmouth area and are dedicated to serving families during their most challenging times. […]

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Understanding Grief: Navigating the Emotional Journey of Loss

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The Day Of The Funeral: What to Expect

This post is designed to give you an understanding of the events that happen on the day of your loved one’s funeral. Our Martham and Great Yarmouth-based funeral directors,  Murrant Family Funeral Services, have provided this information to help during the most challenging of times. A Culmination of Your Hard Work The day of your […]

What is a Civil Celebrant?

What is a Civil Celebrant? What is a Civil Celebrant? When planning a funeral service, you may come across the term “Civil Celebrant.” This blog will explain a Civil Celebrant’s role and significance in creating meaningful funeral ceremonies. Michael Murrant, our Funeral Civil Celebrant at Murrant Family Funeral Services in Norfolk, can help you craft […]

Bereavement Care & Counselling: Finding Support Beyond the Funeral

Introduction At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we understand the profound and lasting impact of loss, and we want you to know that our door is always open, ready for a friendly chat or a shoulder to cry on. As funeral directors based in Norfolk, we regularly support families through the funeral process. Lola, the Jack […]

The Role of a Funeral Director: What to Expect

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Things To Consider When Planning a Funeral

Murrant Family Funeral Services Guides You Through Every Step of the Process From choosing the perfect funeral venue to crafting a heartfelt eulogy, there are many ways to make the funeral service a meaningful and memorable experience. Understanding funeral costs, navigating funeral etiquette and traditions quickly, and seeking support while coping with grief are essential. […]