Bewley and Merrett have partnered with the Golden Charter to provide a completely secure and bespoke pre paid Funeral Plan service ’The Bewley and Merrett Independent Way’. We have chosen to work with Golden Charter as they have over 20 years of experience supporting independent funeral directors.

A Bewley and Merrett Independent Way plan allows you to tailor the arrangements to your exact wishes. No matter how simple or unusual the request, we will make sure all your requirements will be honoured.

For those individuals looking to make a positive statement of intent to help preserve the world in which we live, the plan can include options for natural and biodegradable coffins made of sustainable materials including wood, willow and wool or for a colourful coffin, which may be personalised with a design or image of your choosing. You can even choose to be buried in a natural woodland burial ground if you prefer.

We offer a number of options designed to suit your finances and requirements, and you can plan your funeral in as much detail as you wish, right down to the type of music you want played at the service.

The Independent Way Funeral Plan options include:

  • Bewley and Merrett’ professional funeral services
  • Advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral arrangements
  • Advice on the registration of death and other related documentation
  • Transport of the deceased, within mainland UK, to a suitable resting place
  • Care of the deceased (including any hygienic treatments if required) prior to the funeral
  • Chapel of rest available for family and friends to visit
  • Wooden or natural coffin of your choice.
  • Cremation or burial costs (including woodland burial options)
  • Hearse and limousine provision
  • Doctors’ and minister/celebrants’ fees
  • The service at a local crematorium, cemetery or church
  • A full list of floral tributes
  • Memorial masonry or natural memorial options

Our plan offers complete peace of mind that the costs within the direct control of Bewley and Merrett is covered, which avoids burdening family members with much of the financial worries a death can so often bring.

If you require further information about the pre paid funeral services we offer here please do contact us, we are always happy to visit and talk through your requirements

Call 01249 713 134 or any of our office numbers to speak directly to Aaron or another member of our team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange a visit to your home or meet you at one of our branches.

  • Corsham

    57a Pickwick Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9BS

    01249 713 134

  • Melksham

    26a Church Street, Melksham Wiltshire, SN12 6LS

    01225 708 736

  • Chippenham

    3b New Road, Chippenham Wiltshire, SN15 1EJ

    01249 660 554

  • Chippenham

    1a Orchard Road, Chippenham Wiltshire, SN14 0BE

    01249 660 554

    By appointment only.

Awards & Memberships

  • SAIF - Independent Funeral Directors
  • Fair Funerals
  • Golden Charter
  • Butterfly Conservation Corporate Member
  • 2017 Good Funeral Awards Winner
  • 2018 Chippenham Bid Business Awards Winner
  • 2018 Wiltshire Business Award Winner