Our charges vary depending on your requirements. These will be explained fully at your first consultation with us.
A traditional funeral leaving from your home address will cost £1350.00. This would comprise of a 24-hours-a-day emergency service for the conveyancing of the deceased from the place of death to our private chapel of rest (during business hours). Visits to our chapel of rest up until the day of the funeral (during office hours). Our professional attention and guidance during the funeral arrangements. Also liaison with clergy, cemetery/crematorium, and consultation with the medical profession or coroners officers in connection with cremation certificates or burial authorisation. The supply of our Clarke veneered oak coffin, one hearse & pallbearers. And of course your family will receive a 100% personal, caring, dignified funeral service on the funeral day.
The price shown above is excluding disbursments and the following are not included. These can be discussed and added if required:
◾ Clergy and/or church fees
◾ Embalming and preparation treatment
◾ Cremation paperwork fees
◾The use of our 7 seater limousines
◾ Floral Tributes
◾ A horse drawn carriage (Black or white)
◾ Press notices
◾ Lone Piper or Jazz band
◾ Soloist singer or Organist
◾ The use of our chapel of rest for visiting at weekends or out-of-hours.
A full written estimate will be provided to the person making the funeral arrangements prior to the day of the funeral. This will show our charges and details of the disbursements (fees paid on your behalf). After confirming the arrangements, all estimates agreed and accepted must be paid in full before any professional services are undertaken. Any additions or extras will be finalised after the funeral.
The funeral invoice can be paid by cash, cheque, card payment or bank transfer.
What are Disbursements?
Disbursements are fees paid out on your behalf. These include doctors’ fees, crematoria/cemetery fees, church fees and newspaper announcements. Our written estimate will show these disbursements. As we have no control over these charges, there may be variations in the final account.
All Clients, Please Note
Due to the costs charged by outside organisations such as cemeteries, church's etc., we request that family members try to assist us in maintaining the low cost of our funerals by making payments in line with the estimate given.
This requested payment will be required within 24 hours of making the arrangements and signing the estimate provided. Any additional charges can be paid after the funeral has been conducted, and any overpayments will be refunded in full.
A claim for assistance from the Social Fund can only be made if the applicant is the next of kin to the deceased, a close friend or a partner living in the same household, and is receiving one of the following qualifying benefits: Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Family Tax Credit. This applies to the applicant only, not the deceased.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) assist with the following if sucessful:
◾ Traditional coffin for burial/cremation
◾ Hearse only
◾ Cremation fee and doctors cremation certificates
◾ Burial fee (within district price only)
◾ Minister fee (if attending cemetery/crematorium chapel only)
◾ Priest fee for Requiem Mass or cemetery/crematorium chapel
◾ Floral tributes
◾ A percentage of the deceased transfer fee if outside normal residential area.
There is no assistance from the DWP for
◾ Catering or Press Notices
◾ Lone pipers or Jazz bands
◾ Organist or Soloist