Music & Audio Visuals

Meaningful music is an integral feature of most funeral services. As part of an act of worship and/or to remember those special moments that marked the life of your loved one.  In partnership with Obitus,  a leading UK provider of bereavement technology services, we are able to ensure that you can choose from widest possible selection of music and artists, as well as having an organist to play if you wish.

Whilst numbers attending services have been limited due to COVID-19, a popular option has been our Live Webcast for  £30.00.  A keepsake recording of the service is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, USB memory stick or audio CD in a presentation case.


Choice of Options

Chapel Recorded Music using Obitus Organ CD/DVD
Recording of service (1)
or burned CDs
South ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Not permitted
East ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ - Not permitted
✔ ✔ - - - Not permitted
- - - - - Not permitted
✔ - - - - Not permitted

(1) Additional fee applies


Choosing your music

If you are the Applicant for a cremation or burial you may contact us to obtain a password allowing you to view the extensive Obitus  music and hymn library at

If you have a unique family recording, video or music, your funeral director can upload this to Obitus or provide you with a unique Username and Password for you to do so yourself.

For friends and relatives unable to attend

You can order:

  • a keepsake copy of the service on a DVD, Blu-Ray, USB memory stick or audio CD in a presentation box 
  • a high quality Live Webcast with no access to view again 
  • a Live and Watch Again Webcast; a high quality webcast available for 28 days and on request, a downloadable link

Your funeral director will provide you with a user name and password that you may share with family and friends to watch the service live at


A unique Visual Tribute to your loved one is available in the South Chapel only.

  • A Halo Photo - A photo of your loved one may be shown, free of charge, throughout the service or at a time of your choosing
  • A Slide Show  -  Up to 25 photos played on a loop throughout the service or at a specified point with simple fade transitions; does not include music
  • A Pro-Tribute - Up to 25 photos set to music, professionally edited into a video-style tribute, shown at a time of your choosing
  • A Pro-Tribute will be included in any recording of the service and is available as a separate Keepsake or download if required. 

For babies and children under 18, we provide a complimentary Live Webcast with a free Halo Photo and a Slideshow.

How to order all music and audio visual items
Just let your funeral arranger know what you require and they will order eveything on your behalf.

Downloads / Other useful documents:

South Essex Crematorium and Cemeteries Fees from 1 April 2023