Cost of a funeral

The cost of a funeral will depend on the kind of funeral you want for your loved one and, to a lesser extent, where you live.

A typical funeral will include 4 elements:

  1. Funeral Directors services
  2. Your choice of coffin or casket
  3. Your choice of any additional optional services
  4. Disbursements (payments made to third parties by a funeral director on your behalf, e.g. crematorium or cemetery fees, officiant or minister fees, doctors’ fees for cremation).

We will quote for all of the costs for all elements on our estimate. Our funeral homes all have a guide price for a ‘Basic’ Funeral fixed-price funeral package. This offers the following elements of a more traditional funeral:

  • Taking the deceased into our care
  • Basic veneer coffin
  • Limited choice of funeral day, date and time
  • Hearse and pall bearers

Our funeral guide prices exclude other 3rd party disbursement costs such as doctors’ fees, crematorium or burial fees, church services or extras such as limousines, flowers or orders of service.

Our Funeral Arrangers will always advise you of the amount required by supplying a full estimate of the funeral, including all relevant 3rd party costs, before you confirm the funeral arrangements.

DWP Claims

People claiming benefits may be entitled to help from the DWP.

Government benefits

People can be on benefits for a variety of reasons and a change of circumstances, especially the death of a partner, can affect your own entitlement.

Payment terms

Funeral Partners payment terms. We will fully quote costs covering all four elements on our estimate.

Wills and Probate

Applying for the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and possessions when they die is called ‘applying for probate’.

Further Reading: Bereavement Support

It can be a confusing time following a death and difficult to know what you need to do first. We are glad to be able to offer help and support at this difficult time.