Simple Funeral Service

Holly’s Funerals professional fee - £1,850

The professional fee covers our overheads and time only. 
Typically, the total funeral cost could be between £3,500 and £4,000

(please see sample invoice) depending on the options chosen.

For Cremations at Kent & Sussex Crematorium (Tunbridge Wells),
Charing Crematorium (Near Ashford) or Hastings Crematorium. We
lso use this service for some simple burials - please ask for details.


We realise that many people just want a fairly traditional service at
the crematorium with the minimum of fuss. We will make all of the
arrangements in accordance with your wishes.

Included in the price:

The professional fee covers our business overheads and time only. It does not include the actual cost of cremation or other costs, such as coffins, flowers and memorials. Unlike other funeral directors, we do not make an extortionate profit on the supply of coffins and other funeral goods. Click here to compare our coffin prices.


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

  • A free, no obligation initial consultation of up to one hour.


  • 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. Gently washing, anointing with essential oils & dressing your loved one in clothes (if provided) or gently wrapping them in a soft cotton shroud. To find out more about how we care for our guests click here.


  • Help with completing and administering the necessary paperwork.


  • Arranging & booking the cremation or cemetery.

  • Designing and printing an Order of Service (with up to £50 print).


  • Transporting your loved one to the chosen crematorium in our simple vehicle, either a grey Ford Mondeo Estate Hearse or Landrover Defender Hearse. Alternatively, we can organise a different vehicle of your choice - please note this is not included in the price and will be charged separately.


  • Availability of our funeral team on the day of the funeral – this will normally be the funeral director who originally took your instructions plus 4 coffin bearers (for up to 2 hours).


  • Pick up & delivery of the ashes to you. Please see notes below.


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


  • Liaising with and arranging supply of goods from coffin suppliers, florists, memorial providers, hearse operators and other suppliers of funeral goods as required. (Please note: The actual costs of the funeral goods are not included in the professional fee and will be charged additionally).


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

What's not included:


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

  • The cost of a coffin, flowers, memorials, order of service or other goods to be purchased. Prices for these can vary greatly and we will work with you to get both the best price and most suitable product. We are one of the very few funeral directors who do not make extortionate profits on 3rd party disbursements and funeral goods.


  • Whilst we are more than happy to come and see you at home for the Full Discovery Meeting, additional journeys may incur an additional charge depending on the mileage involved. These additional journeys will be charged at £2 per mile.

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

  • The cost of delivering ashes by courier (if required).

  • 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) - £2 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. These are usually £164 in total.

  • The actual cost of burial or cremation – this varies from site to site but you should allow at least £700 for cremation.

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