Attended Funeral (funeral director’s charges only)
An attended funeral is where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for a burial or cremation.
Provision of all legal and administrative arrangements £640
24 Hour collection of the deceased (hospital location normally within 40 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care £200
Preparation and care of the deceased prior to the cremation £250
Providing a suitable coffin – this will be a wood veneered coffin, standard size 6’2″ x 23″ x 12″ £225
Use of Chapel of Rest for viewings, by appointment with the funeral director £300
Provision of the funeral hearse and bearers to take the deceased to the cemetery or crematorium at an agreed date and time (normally within 40 miles of the funeral director’s premises) £200
This is a simple unattended funeral. Family and friends can choose to have a celebration of life event, but will not be at the burial or cremation itself.
Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £1695
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) £895
Fees you must pay
For Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee* £150 – £21,975
The typical cost of a burial is £1,698
For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot. For an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. Depending on the cemetery, they may also charge other fees.
The Cremation Fee** for an Attended Cremation Funeral is £475 – £1200
The average cost of a Cremation is £1000
If you have any religious, belief-based or cultural requirements, speak with your funeral director.
Additional Funeral Director Products and Services
There may be additional products and services your funeral director can supply or arrange (on your behalf). Examples are:
Additional mileage (price per mile) £2
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g.to their home or place of worship etc.) (Price per transfer) £300
Collection and delivery of ashes £100
Bespoke coffin larger than 6’2″x 23″ £300
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) Prices on request
Services supplied outside of normal office hours Prices on request
*This fee (which is sometimes called and interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.
** In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fee as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the medical Certificates for Cremation.