How much it costs

We don’t offer standard packages, knowing each funeral is bespoke and different. Families that are on a low income may qualify for a social fund funeral payment, we can assist you in making a claim.

Here is a quick guide to the services we offer:

Direct cremation £1,625*

Simple cremation service from £4,310.10

Simple burial service from £4,098

*This cost is for a cremation at Wealden crematorium. Direct cremation is also available at a crematorium in Kent for £1395.

For our full price list click here for more detail.

Example costs below.

Cremation

A typical example of a cremation funeral with the service at Wealden crematorium:

  • Our professional fee*: £1,395
  • Bringing your loved one into our care: £275
  • Care of your loved one at our premises in Heathfield: £500
  • Simple coffin: £500
  • Hearse and chauffeur: £300
  • Celebrant: £287.50
  • Crematorium: £971
  • Doctor’s fees: £82
  • Example cost = £4,310.50

*Professional fee includes: use of premises; making of funeral arrangements; completion & delivery of all necessary paperwork; paying of third party costs; providing time with loved one if desired in our chapel; receiving of floral tributes; collection of donations & all staff necessary on the day. This is based on a 45 minute service and the funeral taking up to 3 hours, then additional charges may be applied for the funeral director.

Burial

A typical example of a funeral with a burial at a church in Heathfield:

  • Our professional fee*: £1,395
  • Bringing your loved one into our care: £275
  • Care of your loved one at our premises in Heathfield: £500
  • Simple coffin: £500
  • Hearse and chauffeur: £300
  • Minister: £228
  • Grave digging: £450
  • Plot, Interment and grave preparation: £450
  • Example cost = £4,098

Prices may vary depending on what coffin you choose and how many cars you may want for the funeral. The cost above does not include the headstone.

Our professional fee of £1,300 includes:

  • An initial meeting with you to discuss the arrangements.
  • Booking of services required.
  • Completion of all the necessary paperwork.
  • Use of our premises.
  • Paying all third-party costs (disbursements).
  • Receiving floral tributes.
  • Online funeral notice and collection of donations.
  • Use of our onsite chapel of rest for you to spend time with your loved one if you wish.
  • All the staff necessary on the day overseen by your funeral director to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Direct cremation: £1,450 including third party costs.

This means we’ll look after your loved one and organise a private cremation. This is the option to choose if you would rather not be present at the cremation. Then you can collect the ashes from us and arrange your own memorial service, where and when you choose.

In this option, we can:

  • Meet with you to finalise the details and complete the paperwork.
  • Collection of the person who has died within a 15 mile radius. Outside of this distance will incur additional £1.50/per mile mileage costs. There is an extra cost of £125 for collecting someone between 6pm – 8am and at weekends.
  • Provide a simple coffin
  • Take your loved one from our funeral home to the crematorium. The date, time and venue is arranged by us. As it is a private cremation, you would not be present. It’s important to consider this carefully, and only choose this option if it feels right for you.
  • Provide a simple container for storing the ashes.
  • You can collect the ashes from us and arrange your own memorial service independently, wherever suits you best.
  • Optional extras available – dressing, viewing of your loved one and upgrade of the coffin, please ask.

The costs must be fully paid 48 hours in advance of the cremation. 

Unattended cremation: £1,650 including third party costs.

As direct cremation but includes embalming, dressing and spending time with your loved one in our chapel of rest. The costs must be fully paid 48 hours in advance of the cremation.

Other Costs

For other costs, please see White Feather full Price list for more detail.

Disbursements

Some of the costs associated with funerals are called disbursements. They are third party costs which are paid by us on your behalf. They vary depending on what kind of funeral you choose but can include cremation, doctor’s or burial fees (e.g. the cost of creating a new grave, adding to a grave or grave digging fees). As these are payments made by us on your behalf, we ask that all disbursements are paid in full before the day of the funeral. When you arrange the funeral with us initially, we’ll ask for 50% deposit. The remaining balance of account will be due within 14 days from the date of the funeral.

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The Barn, Station Approach, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8LG.

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