THE bereaved can now book evening services at Sedgemoor Crematorium.

The crematorium's new Twilight Services can be booked at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm from Monday to Friday, and include a chapel service that lasts up to 40 minutes.

Sedgemoor Crematorium makes up part of the Westerleigh Group, which is one of the UK’s largest independent owners and operators of crematoria cemeteries.

Manager Laura Williams said: “We are always looking for ways to offer local families more choice when it comes to arranging funerals.

“Spring, Summer and early Autumn months should bring with them some beautiful twilight evenings, with the soothing backdrop of birdsong over our beautiful grounds.

"We believe this could provide a comforting environment for a funeral.

“In addition, offering later services may help those with friends and relatives who want to pay their respects but have difficulty attending a daytime service because of other commitments.

“We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care, and part of that involves enabling families to create a uniquely personal funeral service as a final farewell to their loved ones, and opportunity to be able to choose a twilight service is just another way in which we provide more choice fort those we support.

“Bereaved families can now request this service when making arrangements with their funeral director.”