Full Funeral Service

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Funeral Service professional fee from £1,850* plus 3rd party costs
Typical total cost £2,500 - £3,500 depending on options chosen

 

We have a single set fee for all funerals whether in church, at the crematorium or a

different venue. The service can be followed by a cremation or burial.

We’ve helped many families arrange very personal and individual funerals at a variety of

beautiful venues. This could be at home, an historic building, your village hall or other

special and memorable place followed by either a burial or cremation. Please have a look at

our Venues page for inspiration.

 

Our professional fee covers our overheads and time only. It does not include the cost of 

cremation or burial or other 3rd party costs, such as coffins, flowers and memorials. Unlike

other funeral directors, we do not make a profit on the supply of coffins and other goods.

 

*On occasion, we may have to charge extra, for example, for out of hours work, if we are
travelling greater distances, or if we require the use of specialist support and equipment.

Included in our professional fee:

Please note. All services are provided within our normal working hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). Additional charges will be made for work out of hours.

  • A full discovery meeting with you and your family. During the meeting we will explain all of the steps required and the options available to you. We will talk you through the entire process and agree the service you require, your level of involvement and your desired funeral arrangements.

  • After the meeting, we will send you an email with the overview of the meeting and a full estimate of costs.

  • Full support for you in arranging the funeral, including additional meetings and phone calls if required.

  • Collection of your loved one during office hours. 

  • Looking after your loved one and preparing them for the funeral according to your wishes.  

  • Arranging and booking the cremation or burial and help with completing the necessary paperwork.

  • Designing an Order of Service

  • Transporting your loved one to the chosen crematorium or burial site in our simple vehicle, either a grey Ford Mondeo Estate or LandRover Defender Hearse. 

  • Availability of our funeral team on the day of the funeral – this will normally be the funeral director who originally took your instructions plus coffin bearers (for up to 3 hours).

  • For cremations, pick up & delivery of the ashes to you.

  • The use of our family room so that you can come and spend time with your loved one.

  • Provision of recorded music for the ceremony, if required.

What's not included:

 

  • The cost of the actual cremation or burial and other 3rd party disbursements.

  • The cost of a coffin, flowers, memorials, order of service or other goods to be purchased. 

  • The cost of hiring an alternative hearse.

  • Collections outside of our normal working hours - an additional £200

  • Although we cover all of Kent & East Sussex, we do charge additional mileage for longer journeys. Collections and deliveries outside of our normal working area (20 mile radius of Cranbrook) - £1 per mile.

  • Additional to above, collections and deliveries inside the M25 are charged at an additional £50 and inside the South / North Circular are charged at an additional £100.

  • Doctors ‘certificates for cremation