Funeral Costs

Attended Funeral (Funeral Director’s Charges Only)  £1795.00

This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.

  • Taking care of all of the necessary legal and administrative arrangements – £650
  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care – £250
  • Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities.  The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises. – £195.00
  • Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from oak veneered wood  – £495.00
  • Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer) – £5.00
  • At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle – £200

Unattended Funeral

This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.

  • Burial – (funeral directors charges only) £1400
  • Cremation (funeral directors charges plus the cremation fee) £1800

Fees you must pay

For an attended or unattended burial funeral the burial fee  £470 – £1100

In this local area the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:

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.  In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.

For an Attended Cremation funeral, the cremation fee – £635 -£835

In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents.

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.

Additional Funeral Director Products and Services.

This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them.  Examples Include:

  • Additional Mileage  £1.50
  • Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) – price per transfer – £100
  • Collection and delivery of ashes – £20.00
  • Embalming – £175.00
  • funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc) – Prices on request
  • Services supplied outside of normal office hours – Prices on request.

The funeral director can provide a full list of what they can supply.  They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

Burial Fees

This fee (which is sometimes called the internment fee) is the charge for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.

Cremation Fees

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctor’s fees as well.  This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificate of Cremations.

Church of Wales Burial Fees

Fees 2021

Ministry Fee (payable to the officiating minister) £86
Committal* (payable to the officiating minister) £22
Church Fee (payable to the PCC) £108
Burial Fee in Church in Wales Burial Ground (payable to the PCC for the Churchyard Maintenance Fund)
– Body £482
– Cremated remains £161
Memorial Fee (payable to the PCC for the Churchyard Maintenance Fund)
– Plain wooden cross £24
– Grave headstone £182
– Cremated remains tablet £97
– Additional Inscription £43
Search of Burial Registers (payable to the PCC) £22 per hour (or part thereof)