How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

The overall cost of a funeral is comprised by two separate figures. There are our costs (as your funeral director) and there are various third party fees that will need to be paid. Understanding which fees need to be paid in different circumstances can be a little tricky so we have detailed below a helpful guide which includes all of our current prices and information about the various third party fees that potentially need to be paid.

You can download a copy of this Price Guide here but of course, we are only a phone call away should you have any questions or you would rather just talk to a real person about your requirements.

Our Fees as Your Funeral Director

Our Complete Service

What this includes:

  • We are available at any time day or night to bring the deceased into our care.
  • We will prepare and take care of the deceased until the day of the funeral.
  • Where possible, family and friends will be offered the opportunity to spend time with the deceased in our Chapel of Rest.
  • We will make all of the arrangements for the funeral, liaise withlocal clergy, celebrants, cemeteries, crematoria, caterers and florists and also provide the funeral director, chauffeurs and bearers for the funeral service.
  • We will give guidance to relatives or executors on the registration of the death and other matters relevant to the funeral.
  • We will provide our Jaguar Hearse that can leave from a local address before proceeding to a local place of worship (if required) and onwards to the local crematorium or place of burial.
  • We will receive flowers for the funeral and also process and acknowledge charitable donations in memory of the deceased, both via our website and more traditional methods.
  • Home visits are available if required.
  • A Balmoral or Sandringham Coffin.

£2295 + Additional Services and Third Party costs

Choosing a Coffin

You may find that the choice of coffins offered with ‘Our Complete Service’ isn’t quite what you had in mind. We don’t believe that bombarding a family with dozens of choices is always helpful but we do have access to a vast selection of coffins and caskets and we will be happy to source something to suit your precise requirements.

Our brochure will give you a good overview of the more popular choices. There is an additional cost for the other coffin choices and you can find those costs detailed below.

Wood Veneer

  • Balmoral  – Included
  • Sandingham – Included
  • Regent +£100
  • Consort +£125
  • Tudor +£125

Solid Wood

  • Royal +£375
  • Imperial +£540
  • Buckingham +£875
  • Sovereign +£1125

Alternative Coffins

  • Cardboard +£95
  • Bamboo +£105
  • Willow +£310
  • Colourful Coffins POA
Additional Services
  • Limousines (for the carriage of up to seven mourners) – £195
  • Printed Service Sheets From £25
  • Listing of Mourners – £25
  • Coffin into House or Church Overnight From – £150
  • Saturday Funeral Surcharge – £500
  • Arrangement and Attendance at Interment of Ashes From  – £85
  • Our Preparation of Grave and Provision of an Oak Marker Cross – £445
  • Mileage costs for a long distance funeral or the collection of the deceased (per mile) – £1.50
  • Horse Drawn Hearse From £850
  • Ashes Scatter Tubes – £25
  • Oak or Mahogany Ashes Casket – £85
Third Party Costs

There are third party costs associated with any funeral arrangement that are completely outside of our control. These costs must be taken into consideration when considering the overall cost of the funeral. The fees detailed below are for illustrative purposes only. Your funeral director will furnish you with a detailed breakdown based on your specific requirements.

    • Cremation fees £820 – £1200
    • Doctors’ fees for medical certificates – £82
    • Officiants/Minister fees £180 – £240
    • Churchyard fees £313 – £341/Cemetery Fees £500 – £2000
    • Organist fee £50 – £100
    • Verger fees £30 – £75
    • Floral Tributes £40 upwards
    • Newspaper Announcements £90 – £140
    • Catering (per head) £6.50 upwards
Our Enhanced Direct Cremation Service

What this includes:

  • We are available at any time day or night to bring the deceased into our care.
  • We will prepare and take care of the deceased until the day of the funeral.
  • Where possible, family and friends will be offered the opportunity to spend time with the deceased in our Chapel of Rest.
  • We will make all of the arrangements for the funeral service to take place at either the Woodland Hall at Colney Woodland Burial Park, Norwich or at the Cedar Hall at the Norfolk Bluebell Wood, Hainford.The coffin will be present upon arrival at the hall and will remain in place at the end of the service. The cremation will take place after the funeral service. No one is permitted to attend the crematorium for this part of the service.
  • We will give guidance to relatives or executors on the registration of the death and other matters relevant to the funeral.
  • We will make all of the arrangements for the funeral, liaise with local clergy, celebrants, the relevant crematoria, caterers and florists and also provide the funeral director and required staff for the funeral service.
  • We will receive flowers for the funeral and also process and acknowledge charitable donations in memory of the deceased both via our website and more traditional methods.
  • A Balmoral or Sandringham Coffin.
  • A minister, civil celebrant or humanist celebrant to officiate the service.
  • All cremation costs, including, where necessary, doctor’s fees for cremation certificates.

Enhanced Direct Cremation fee – £2795

Our Direct Cremation Service

What this includes:

  • We will make arrangements to collect the deceased and bring them into our care from within a radius of 20 miles of our office. If this is done during our normal office hours of Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, this is included within the Direct Cremation fee. Should we be required to attend outside of these hours, there will be an out of hours chargeapplied, (please see costs detailed below).
  • The date of the cremation will be decided upon at our discretion at a crematorium of our choosing. On the day of the cremation, we will provide a closed vehicle and necessary staff to transport the coffin directly to the crematorium.
  • At the crematorium, there will be no service held and no one is allowed into the chapel under any circumstances.
  • For the cremation, we will provide our Windsor coffin (a simple,light coloured coffin) and the deceased will be wrapped in a simple, dignified shroud. Chapel visits are not permitted with this
    level of service.
  • You will be advised of the date that the ashes will be available for you to collect from our office (unless you have requested that they are scattered within the grounds of the crematorium).
  • All necessary paperwork to allow the cremation to take place (for which we will provide guidance and support with) will need to be delivered directly to our office at a date indicated to you by your funeral director.
  • Payment for this service is required at the time of making the arrangements with your funeral director.
  • The cremation will not take place until full payment has been made.

Direct Cremation fee – £1850
Out of Hours Surcharge – £195

Our Cost Guarantee

As a small, independent firm, we believe we offer the very best value for the service we provide. If however you do have a written, like for like quote from somewhere else in Norfolk, we will always endeavour to match it.

Payment Options

Accounts can be settled in person, over the telephone, by post or online using your debit or credit card, cash or cheque.

Finance

We understand that funding the cost of a funeral can be worrying for some. With this in mind, we are able to offer various finance options for those who would rather spread the cost of a funeral. We are also happy to provide assistance with regards to payments from the social fund. Speak to your funeral director for further advice.