When a loved one dies one of the first questions we get asked is “When can I come to see them in the Chapel of Rest”. It is for the closeness and intimacy of being with a loved one who has been taken away from us and also seeing that person at peace.
At M. Lucking & Sons we have a purpose built Chapel of Rest which is a separate building and is only used for one family at a time. The Chapel is a large room (about 9’ x 15’) so families can all go in together if they wish and we have soft classical music playing which is just loud enough to hear but not too loud to intrude. There is an altar at one end where photos can be displayed.
We operate an appointment system because that way we can ensure that we give 100% of our time and also avoid families coming to our Chapel as we are leaving with a funeral. The Chapel is booked to give the maximum time required so families are never rushed.