1968 was the first year in which the number of cremations exceeded disposal by burial for the first time, since then the proportion has increased and now approaches 72% of all funerals.
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Yes. Today all Christian denominations, including the Roman Catholic Church, allow cremation. It is the normal method for Sikhs, Hindus, Parsees and Buddhists, but it is forbidden by Orthodox Jews and Moslems.
No. Generally the cost of a grave is much higher than the fee charged for cremation. The funeral director’s charges are much the same for both services. The only additional charge for cremation arises when the death has not been … Continued
The services for burial and cremation are the same apart from the form of committal sentences. The service may take place in one’s own church or chapel with a short committal service in the Crematorium Chapel. Alternatively the whole service … Continued