Transport & Cortège

Transport for the funeral service

We can provide a range of funeral transport options. The usual choice of vehicle is the motorised hearse, which would be joined by a number of limousines to transport close friends and family of the deceased to and from the ceremony.

Other types of funeral transport, such as a traditional horse drawn hearse, are also available. Choosing something more unusual can help make a funeral a fitting tribute to your loved one. We can advise on availability, practicality and costs.

The cortège journey

The hearse and following vehicles are known as a ‘cortège.’  The cortège will usually take the deceased and close family and friends to and from the service, often via the family home.  You may also wish the cortege to travel a special route in order to pass a place of significance to the deceased, such as a place of work or leisure or a local landmark.


Coffin Bearers

As part of the transport arrangements, we provide our own highly experienced coffin bearers.

If you would like friends or relatives of the deceased to carry the coffin during the service we can give advice and guidance on how to perform this important duty. If, at the last minute, you, a family member or friend feel that the role of bearing is too stressful or emotionally difficult, our team will always be on hand to step in or offer support.

The funeral

Cremation or burial

The funeral service

Funeral vehicles & Cortège

Flowers & donations

Coffins & Urns

Direct cremations

Funeral plans and costs


“From start to finish out entire experience with the staff at Taylor’s was faultless. They were extremely professional, compassionate and no request was too much trouble. They made the whole process so easy for us as a family and I cant recommend them enough..” Lucy