How much it costs

We’re here to help you create the funeral that feels right for you and honours the person you’ve lost.

We don’t offer standard packages, knowing each funeral is bespoke and different. For our families that are on a low income, we offer our Funeral Assist service. This service is available to families that qualify for a social fund funeral payment.

A funeral that fits your loved one’s life allows you to say goodbye purposefully and gain comfort from those you love.

We can help you explore all the choices available, from burials to cremations and think through details like transport and venues, as well as preparing the body and planning the coffin.

Whatever you decide, you’ll pay our professional fee of £1,875 (excludes Funeral Assist). That includes:

 

  • An initial meeting with you to explore all of your options and complete the paperwork.
  • Collection of the person who has died within a 20 mile radius. Outside of this distance will incur additional costs. There is an extra cost of £50 for collecting someone between 6pm – 8am and at weekends.
  • Dedicated and gentle care of the person who has died in our private mortuary.
  • Use of our chapel of rest for you to spend time with your loved one.
  • Our full attention throughout the process, so you can create the funeral that works best for you.
  • Our support on the day, with one of us on hand, to make sure everything goes smoothly.

We understand it can be helpful to get an idea of costs. So here’s an example of the costs below.

Cremation

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

  • Our professional fee: £1,875
  • Coffin – example willow: £540
  • Hearse and chauffeur: £275
  • Minister/Celebrant: £200
  • Crematorium service and cremation fee: £885
  • Doctors fees: £164
  • Example cost = £3,939

A burial will incur additional fees in the region of £1500. Prices may vary depending on what coffin you choose and how many cars you may want for the funeral.

Other options

We understand that sometimes a fully arranged, bespoke funeral is not what is required.

For this reason, we offer two other options:

Direct cremation: £1,995 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 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.
  • Collect the person who has died and take them safely to our private mortuary. There’s an additional cost of £50 for collecting someone between 6pm and 8am and weekends.
  • Help arrange a viewing of your loved one in a closed coffin in our chapel of rest.
  • 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.

Just to let you know, the costs must be fully paid 48 hours in advance of the cremation.

Home funeral: £750

If you would like to look after your loved one and arrange the funeral yourself, but would like some guidance from us, we would be more than happy to support you with our expertise and help with transport. This costs £750.

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 or burial fees (eg. 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% of these fees.

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