OUR SIMPLE FUNERAL
In accordance with our code of practice, we offer what is known as a ‘Simple Funeral’. This basic funeral offers a restricted and economic service at a cost of £2,200.00 (excluding disbursement). It includes:
- bringing the deceased into our care (within working hours and allowing a maximum of 20 running miles)
- making all necessary arrangements at our premises for the provision of a basic funeral
- provision of a basic coffin
- caring for the deceased at our premises until the day of the funeral (excluding embalming)
- provision of a motor hearse only - directly to the nearest cemetery or crematorium
- provision of sufficient staff, as required, on the day of the funeral
- the funeral to take place at a time suitable to ourselves
Note that the provision of additional vehicles or use of the Chapel of Rest facilities for viewing the deceased are not included. Similarly, disbursements are not included. Where the deceased is brought into our care our outside of office hours, then a supplemental charge of £400.00 is applicable. We request that the account for this funeral is settled at the time of arranging.
OUR DIRECT CREMATION SERVICE
(Payable at the time of engagement) £1,045.00
Our direct cremation service is there for those who may be on a very fixed budget or where a loved one has left a specific wish for no form of funeral service. The deceased will be taken directly to the crematorium for a non attendance funeral and this will give you the opportunity to perhaps have a memorial service or gathering at a later date.
A funeral should be as individual as the person that it’s remembering so we do also offer a bespoke service that tailors to every individual requirements.
Fell free to come in and see us or call to request a home visit to discuss a bespoke funeral service.
Frequently Asked Questions
An introduction to Funeral Costs
As part of our code of practice, we are obliged to provide you with full details, in writing, of the charges that are included when arranging a funeral.
When you arranged a funeral with us, you will be given a written estimate of all funeral costs together with confirmation of the arrangements that have been made. Unless changes are made to the arrangements (after the written estimate has been given), you will find that it agrees closely, if not exactly, with the invoice you receive. Any variation between estimate and invoice will usually be the result of items such as newspaper obituary notices which vary according to your particular wishes. However, costs such as these are very clearly marked on the invoice and you are always most welcome to telephone or call in with any queries that you have.
Funeral Director’s Professional Charges
These are the costs charged by the funeral director in connection with arranging and conducting the funeral, together with items such as conveyance of the deceased to our premises, provision of necessary staff and vehicles for the funeral, the coffin selected and, for example, taking the deceased into church or home prior to the funeral taking place. For further interments in existing graves, a charge will be made for the removal of a memorial. For clarity, each of these costs will be itemised on any estimate or invoice.
These are costs which are paid on your behalf, usually prior to the funeral taking place. They include items such as crematorium or cemetery charges and fees payable to organists, ministers, gravediggers, doctors etc. Again each one will be clearly itemised on any estimate or invoice.
These charges will be for additional options that you may have chosen, for example, newspaper obituary notices, floral tributes or catering.
Payment of Accounts
You may settle the account for a funeral either before or after it takes place (excluding the ‘Simple Funeral’ which should be settled prior to the funeral)
If you prefer to pay afterwards, you will receive the invoice approximately 7 days after the funeral has taken place.
We request that disbursements are paid at the time of arranging the funeral as these will be paid to the appropriate parties on your behalf, immediately. However, we appreciate that where accounts are being handled by solicitors or banks, this may not always be possible and you should advise us accordingly.
Remember that we are only too happy to advise and assist you with any enquiry you may have regarding our services or charges.