The following options give an indication of the fees we charge (inclusive of VAT). However, these fees will vary depending on the choices you make as we can tailor the funeral to meet your requirements, e.g. style of coffin or urn, burial or cremation, church service or crematorium, minister/celebrant fees, transport choices etc.

Please note, with the Simple Funerals, you cannot choose the date and time of the funeral, which is at a time that fits in with us; hence we recommend our Standard Funeral option. We are always transparent with our pricing and will provide you with an accurate costing up front.

All fees are subject to contract/terms and conditions and are correct as of 13th September 2021. Please view and download our full price list here.

Please also read our feature on ‘How much does a funeral cost?’.

Simple Funeral
£2,988
Funeral date/time chosen by us
Arrangements & administration
Bringing the deceased into our care
Preparation & care of the deceased
Conducting the funeral service
Basic coffin
Crematorium fees
Minister's fees
Doctor's fees
 
 
Simple Funeral with Limousine
£3,203
Funeral date/time chosen by us
Arrangements & administration
Bringing the deceased into our care
Preparation & care of the deceased
Conducting the funeral service
Basic coffin
Limousine
Crematorium fees
Minister's fees
Doctor's fees
Unattended Funeral
£1,375
Funeral date/time chosen by us
Basic coffin
Crematorium fees
Doctor's fees
 
Unattended Burial
£1,200 *
Funeral date/time chosen by us
Hearse and pallbearers
Basic coffin
Doctor's fees
* Price excludes burial plot and burial fee

As a co-operative business, it is important to us that we present all our fees in a clear and transparent way. Please be aware that some costs may vary, dependent on the ranges, options and third parties selected, and that those listed here should be taken as a guide. Our team will advise you further, based on your choices.

 

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Professional Services

Arrangements & administration

Our highly trained and professional personnel will be on hand 24 hours a day, handling all relevant documentation and liaising with third parties on our clients’ behalf. They’re available before, during and after the funeral, offering compassion, guidance and support.
£790

Bringing the deceased into our care

Our team will attend day or night within a 20 mile radius (additional mileage will be applicable outside this area), with a suitable vehicle for bringing your loved one into our care.
£220

Preparation of the deceased

All procedures will be carried out by our caring and qualified team, including laying your loved one to rest in their own clothes or gown, and in a casket or coffin of your choice.
£195

Conducting the funeral service

Our specially trained funeral directors, having spoken to you in detail, will arrange the funeral, taking responsibility for organising all aspects of the day and delivering it to the highest standards. Includes a hearse, 4 pall bearers and the conductor fee.
£670

These Professional Services can then be applied to any of our funerals. For example:

Standard Funeral

Professional Services£1,875
Norfolk coffin£435
Limousine£215
Crematorium Fees (subject to choice – see below)example £895
Ministers’ Fees (can vary)from £199
Doctors’ Fees£164
Total Cost£3,783

Local Variations

Three Counties Crematorium£999
Cam Valley Crematorium£880
London City Crematorium£976
Bentley Crematorium£973
Chelmsford Crematorium£895
South Essex£995

The Simple Funeral

Funeral costs can be daunting, particularly during tough financial times, so we’ve created a lower cost option that still provides the same exceptional levels of service. All areas of the Simple funeral are the same as the Standard, however the coffin will be a Simple model, and the funeral service will take place on a day and time chosen by us.
Professional Services£1,730
Crematorium Fees (subject to choice – see above)from £895
Ministers’ Fees (can vary)from £199
Doctors’ Fees£164
Total Cost£2,988

The Simple Funeral + Limousine

The Simple Funeral£2,988
Limousine£215
Total Cost£3,203

The Unattended Funeral

This is not a traditional funeral, but rather a direct cremation. There is no change in the level of care, but there will be no service for mourners to attend.

We will collect the deceased during office hours, Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm (an additional fee of £200 is payable outside of these hours), provide a simple coffin, and take them to a crematorium of our choosing in a private ambulance at a day and time of our choice – within 14 days of completion of the necessary paperwork.

Disbursements, such as Doctor and crematorium fees, are included but the full cost of the service must be paid in advance.
Total Cost£1,375