Funerals

From minimalist to the most elaborate of farewells, we can plan funerals to 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 or cremation 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 provide comprehensive services for transporting a loved one to another country for cremation or burial following a death in New Zealand, as well as assisting in repatriating individuals to New Zealand for funeral services if they pass away overseas.

Additional

Offerings

Empathy & Support

In your moments of grief, Bell Lamb Trotter offers steadfast empathy and support during this difficult time, guiding you gently through each step of grieving process with professionalism and care.

Ceremony & Facilities

Choose Bell Lamb Trotter’s impeccable facilities and thoughtful ceremony planning to honour your loved one’s memory with quality service, grace and solemnity.

Transport

Trust Bell Lamb Trotter to provide dignified and seamless transport services, ensuring a respectful and professional journey for your loved ones in their final farewell.

Catering

Let Bell Lamb Trotter handle every detail of your catering needs with elegance and poise, offering comfort during these solemn times.

Media Options

Utilise Bell Lamb Trotter’s tasteful media options to share your cherished memories, ensuring your loved one’s story is told with dignity and respect.

Caskets & Florals

Select from Bell Lamb Trotter’s range of refined caskets and floral arrangements, designed to pay a fitting tribute during your time of remembrance.

Custom Prints & Photos

Rely on Bell Lamb Trotter’s custom prints and photos to capture and immortalise the essence of your beloved, crafted with heartfelt precision.

Celebrants

Engage Bell Lamb Trotter’s experienced celebrants, who provide comforting presence and words, ensuring a service that resonates with personal significance and solace.

Caskets

Below is a selection of our range of caskets available.

  • Tributes Wiker Casket

Urns & Keepsakes

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

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.

  • The Bell, Lamb & Trotter Hearse parked in Kaipoi

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 when planning a funeral. 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. We provide a professional service using quality paper and card stock.

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.

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.


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 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 for our funeral arrangements – 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

    Sharing refreshments after a service gives family and friends a chance to spend time together whilst recounting stories and memories following a funeral.

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

    Book a Free Pre-Planning Meeting

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