We are proud to offer you a wide range of options when it comes to funerals. We have many years experience in delivering truley personal send offs and can provide advice on a wide range of options for you to choose from.
As part of our commitment to transparency following the recent Competition and Market Authority invsestigation into funeral pricing, we have produced pricing guides in line with their findings and also the charters of our Federations - National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and The National Society Of Allied And Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). These stipulate that we should show pricing online for both a simple funeral with very limited personalisation as well as an unattended funeral.
All our funeral bills are made up of two distinct parts:
- Professional Fees
- Disbursments (also known as third party costs)
These are the charges under our control. These include us making all the arrangements with yourself, attendance at the arrnagements, completion of all the neccesary paperwork, arranging their safe delivery, telephone calls, liasing with other involved parties (e.g. churches, celebrants, musicians etc.), the provision of a hearse and cars if required, a suitable coffin, conveance of the deceased to our premisis with full preperation and care.
Disbursments are charges paid out by ourselves on behalf of the family while arranging the funeral. Examples of these are:
- Cemetery fees
- Cremation fees
- Doctor's fees as appropriate
- Parochial and church fees
- Ministers/ celebrants/ speakers fees
- Obituaries/ acknowledgments
- Order of Service sheets
- Any other additional items that you may require
At the time of arrangement we will advise you of an estimate of both our professional fees and of any disbursment costs we can at the time.
If you are worried about the cost of the funeral we can provide advice on applying for support where appropriate as well as giving ideas of how to have a dignified service on a budget to suit you. Please feel free to talk to our team in confidence who will be happy to support you where we can in helping you with this sensitive issue.