There are many ways of creating memorials, events and tributes for someone you love. We cannot begin to list the plethora of possibilities, but here are a few of the more usual choices. If you have other ideas please do not hesitate to ask us and we will find a solution for you.

Personal Tributes

An Order of Service not only leads mourners through the service, the eulogies, hymns and readings, it is also a special keepsake and a very real memory both of the occasion and of the deceased. At Penrose we have designed a number of elegant service sheets ranging from traditional to modern which can be fully personalised to your requirements by our in-house designers. You provide the photos, we will do the rest. Please click here to see designs and prices.

Order of Service
Personal Tributes

During the service you may wish to have a favourite picture showing on the screens, play a slideshow of photos professionally set to the music of your choice or even have a video played in memory of the departed. All of this can be easily and quickly arranged.

Single photo on screen through service – £15
Family supplied video – £20
Simple slideshow up to 25 pictures – £50
Professional photo tribute set to music – £85

Please click the link below to see example slideshows

Slideshow & Photo Tribute
Doves
Personal Tributes

Symbolising a spirit set free, the release of a white dove or doves is a time honoured tradition in many cultures. Our doves are professionally trained and cared for guaranteeing both a beautiful moment for you and a safe return home for the doves.

1 Dove – £90
Each extra dove – £10 each

It is possible to have the service webcast for people who cannot make it on the day and this can be made available for up to 28 days after the service. It can also be arranged to have the webcast recorded and made available on DVD, BlueRay or USB. A webcast is a single camera view of the chapel from the back with a view of the speaker and the coffin and with all sound recorded.

Webcast – £40
Webcast plus 28 days – £60
Webcast Recording – £70
Copies – DVD/BlueRay/USB – £15 each

Please click on the link below to see the webcam views for the South Chapel and the West Chapel at Southend Crematorium.

Video Memory
A Book of Condolence

A book of condolence, or Attendance Book, allows family and friends to write special messages and also to record details of the funeral such as date and location as well as any family pallbearers. We offer a selection of remembrance and condolence books.

Condolence Book – Burgundy – £29
In Loving Memory – Black – £25
In Memory – White – £27

Testimonials

Thank you to all at Penrose for helping both of us through what could have been a difficult time under very trying circumstances.

The caring way you dealt with my Mother, Flossie’s, funeral over the telephone, your kindness in fulfilling all our wishes and the respect and professionalism shown today made it a day we shall always treasure.

Thank you again,

Julie and Martin - February 2021

Thank you so much for making Brian’s funeral so special, he would have loved it. I cannot thank you enough for all your care and compassion through a very difficult time.

Janet C - Sept 2016

Sending you a great big hug –

Dear Nathan, the family and all at Penrose!

Many thanks for a very tailored, personal and respectful relationship after my father’s passing.

With kind regards and best wishes

Georgia Duffee -

Nathan, Brendon, Jeremy and all staff at Penrose,

Thank you for your incredible professionalism and great service during a difficult and challenging time.

Mum would have been so proud,

All our love,

Beryl’s Family - April 2020

Nathan and Jeremy, Thank you so much for waiting for me tonight, I really appreciate it. I’m so pleased I got there to see mum, she looks lovely and looks like she’s just having a lovely sleep. I love that she is holding all the photos and roses close to her, that is a lovely touch, thank you. I will most definitely be recommending your services.

Maggie - July 2017

I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I am with your care, your thoughtfulness and the profound dignity with which you conducted the service. You have been impeccably professional from start to finish… Thank you

Steve Meeks - July 2018

Please accept this small token to show our appreciation for all that you did for me and my family as we said our farewell to Gary. In spite of the appalling weather you all provided an excellent service.

Thank you so much

Shirley Hamilton and the family - December 2020

Good morning Jeremy

A big thank you to you and your team for yesterday, the day went like clockwork (apart from my father in law following the wrong limousine out of the crematorium which raised a few laughs at the wake)

I just wanted you to know how grateful my whole family were, from the first call to the last handshake you were professional and caring and my mum in particular was very happy with the day.
Please pass on my thanks to your staff.
Kind Regards
Mark Steadman - Feb 28th 2020
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