Funerals

From minimalist to the most elaborate of farewells, we can cater to each individuals needs. Call to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced funeral directors. The cost of our funeral services can be found here.

Burials

Whether you have purchased a plot or are exploring burial options, we can help. The Christchurch City Council and Christchurch City Libraries websites have information on the various local cemeteries.

Cremation

We can facilitate the cremation of your loved one and., if required, provide an urn from our range or organise the scattering of your loved ones ashes. Contact us to discuss your options.

Repatriation

We are able to coordinate and arrange transportation of a loved to another country where a death occurs in New Zealand and a cremation or burial is required overseas. We are also able to help bring someone home to New Zealand where a death occurs overseas.

Our funeral directors have been serving Christchurch families since 1872

Care & Experience

Bell, Lamb and Trotter Funeral Directors have been serving the people of Canterbury since it commenced business in 1872.

One of our funeral cars available for hire

Transport

We have one of the diverse range of hearses to choose from in the Christchurch area. Click here to see photos.

One of our funeral venues available for your service

Ceremony & Facilities

Funeral services may be held in a variety of locations including our chapel, either of the crematorium chapels, churches, halls, gardens, clubs and homes. For some specific venues click here.

We provide a full catering service for your funeral service

Catering

Sharing refreshments after a service gives people a chance to share stories and memories following a funeral.

Watch the funeral service anywhere in the world with our live streaming service

Media Options

Live-streaming allows us to stream live events to viewers all over the world. Our premises at Ferry Road are equipped with modern audiovisual equipment as well as streaming equipment so that people who are unable to attend can be involved. We are also able to facilitate audiovisual and streaming facilities at other locations. Learn more here.

Funeral flowers, wreaths and arrangements

Caskets & Florals

An extensive range of caskets and floral tributes is available. Click here to find out more and see photos.

As part of of our funeral services, we offer custom prints & photos

Custom Prints & Photos

Our state of the art printing facilities allow for a range of small and large-format printing options. Click here to find out more.

Bell, Lamb & Trotter work with a roster of celebrants – both secular and religious

Celebrants

We have a roster of celebrants available – both secular and religious. We’re also happy to work with another celebrant of your choosing or assist a family member or friend in performing the role. Click here to find out more.

Book a Free Pre-Planning Meeting with our Funeral Directors

To book your free, no-obligation pre-planning meeting to discuss your funeral plans with our funeral directors, please call us on 03 550 0651 or fill out the form below. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Caskets

    Below is a selection of our range of caskets available.

    • Natural Light Oak Casket
    • Natural Legacy Funeral Casket
    • Monarch Funeral Casket
    • MDF Funeral Casket
    • Kotuku Funeral Casket
    • Heritage Solid Pine Funeral Casket
    • Heritage - Rope Casket
    • Hampshire Casket
    • Grecco Rosewood Finish Casket
    • Brunner Solid Macrocarpa Casket
    • The Corningston Funeral Casket - Christchurch funerals
    • Stafford Casket available for funerals

    Urns & Keepsakes

    Below is a selection of our range of urns & keepsakes available.

    • Remembrance spheres and memorial beads available for purchase with your funeral
    • Beautiful tubes to store your loved ones ashes for scattering
    • Wooden urns
    • Wooden urns

    Transport

    While having the usual funeral home vehicles available, we have a few unique hearses as well. Our 1937 Packard 120 Hearse was imported from New Jersey and lovingly restored over five years. It has the grand old look of that bygone era with the reliability of modern mechanics. Our Harley Hearse is a 2005 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe that has been combined with a custom sidecar to create a one-of-a-kind final ride.

    • Bell, Lamb & Trotter funeral home and car Christchurch
    • Bell, Lamb & Trotter funeral motorbike
    • Army procession funeral Christchurch NZ

    Florals

    Our florist is able to provide a range of floral tributes of varying styles and sizes. We can discuss your exact requirements with you. You are, of course, welcome to provide your own.

    Custom Prints & Photos

    With a few small exceptions we perform all of our printing in house on up to date machines using quality paper and card stock.

    Custom printed pamphlet for memorial service

    Bookmarks and service sheets

    Each bookmark or service sheet are uniquely designed for each person, representing the individual they were.  We shy away from using templates as we feel these take away from that uniqueness.

    Alternatively, service sheets can be designed by family or friends and provided to us for printing or can be printed elsewhere.

    Custom printed memorial photo album

    Memorial books

    Memorial books give people an opportunity to leave a message and for families to have a record of the attendees at a funeral. Where available we include a copy of the newspaper notice and service sheet. If images have been supplied for a photo tribute we can also include these in the memorial book, creating something that will be a special keepsake.

    Our funeral directs can custom print framed photographs of your loved one


    Framed photos

    We can enlarge photos for framing in A3 and A2 size but can print even larger, if required. Camera included for scale only.

    Custom printed casket

    Custom-printed caskets

    We have the facilities to design and print custom caskets onsite using imagery provided by families.

      Celebrants

      We have a roster of celebrants available – both secular and religious. We’re also happy to work with another celebrant of your choosing or assist a family member or friend in performing the role.

      Below are just a few of our unique celebrants:

      Aaron McLoughlin

      Aaron considers honouring and celebrating life in all its forms both a privilege and deeply important. He strives to make individual ceremonies special, personal and unique for them and their loved ones

      Vicky Hamilton

      Our specialist Chinese celebrant, Vicky is able to speak at funerals in both Mandarin and English.

      Ian Bell

      His down-to-earth nature puts families at ease. With decades of experience as a celebrant and over 40 years experience in funeral homes you are in very capable hands with Ian.

      Catering

      Alongside your funeral directors services, sharing refreshments after a service gives people a chance to share stories and memories following a funeral.

      • Ferry Park Chapel View - Venues | Bell, Lamb & Trotter