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Funeral Costs

Funeral prices

There are several elements that make up the cost of a funeral, affected by the choices you make. We will be fully transparent with you on costs and explain them so you understand the overall cost and can make the right choices for you.

View our standardised price list

We require a deposit at the time of booking and the balance is invoiced the week after the funeral date. Payment can be made by BACS, cheque or credit / debit card. There is no VAT on funeral costs.

Types of funeral costs

Funeral costs fall into 2 areas:

  • Funeral directors services and fees 
  • Third party and additional costs such as the burial or cremation fees or additional services such as flowers, specialist funeral transport and notices

Funeral director fees

Our funeral director fees cover the following services:

  • Arranging all aspects of the funeral following your wishes
  • Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements, including working with the relevant third parties
  • Collecting and taking the person who has died into our care and looking after them until the funeral. Our standard fee covers collection within 15 miles, during office hours
  • Providing a suitable coffin. Different coffins have different costs
  • Taking the person who has died to the funeral venue in a hearse, bearers for the coffin and a conductor to coordinate the event
  • Additional services such as embalming can also be provided at extra cost

Third party and additional costs

Sometimes called disbursements, these costs cover additional services or those provided by third parties including:

  • Medical forms
  • Burial or cremation fees
  • Church fees
  • Specialist funeral transport, printing and flowers

View our standardised price list

Unattended cremation service

Also known as a Direct Cremation or Simple Cremation, an unattended cremation service is a very simplified funeral with no ceremony.

We believe that provision of care and dignity is still an essential part of this service. We therefore always use a hearse for the final journey to the crematorium.

Our unattended cremation service starts from £1,450.
Full payment is required at the time of booking.

Find out more about our direct cremation service and costs. 

Help with costs

Government help may ne available to support you in paying for a funeral. If you wish to make a claim for a contribution towards funeral costs through the DWP, we can offer advice and prepare the required invoice.

For further information visit DWP Funeral Expenses Payment.

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