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Standardised Price List

All Funeral Directors are legally required to publish a price list for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you consider your options and make choices, and let you compare prices between different Funeral Directors (because prices can vary).


ATTENDED FUNERAL (Funeral Director’s charges only)

This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as the mourners attend their burial or cremation.


Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements


Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death

(normally within 15 miles of the Funeral Directors premises) into the Funeral Directors care


Care of the deceased person before the funeral at the Funeral Director’s premises or appropriate, approved facilities


Providing a suitable coffin – this will made from light oak veneer (or alternative coffin or casket at the family’s discretion – always subject to separate quotation)


Viewing of the deceased person by family and friends, by appointment with the Funeral Director (where requested by the family representative).


At a date and time you agree with the Funeral Director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the Funeral Directors premises) in a hearse (or other appropriate vehicle - always subject to separate quotation)





This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.


Burial (Funeral Directors charges only plus interment fees*)


Cremation (Funeral Directors charges plus the cremation fee**)



*This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for re opening and closing an existing grave.

**In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors' fees as well. This is the charge fo rtwo doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation (currently £82 per doctor as at Sept. 2021)



For an attended or unattended burial funeral, the burial fee (price varies with Local Authority i.e. North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead)

£715 - £942i

For a new grave, you will also need to pay for a plot (see Traditional Funeral Service ‘burial’ section) For an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.

£750 - £872

For an attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee (price varies according to Local Authority i.e. North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead)

£760 - £872


Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the Funeral Director.



This Funeral Director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on yourbehalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:

Additional mileage (price per mile)


Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc – price per transfer)


Collection and delivery of ashes


Embalming from


Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister, of religion etc)

£190 - £220

Services supplied out of normal office hours

Prices upon request


The Funeral Director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement or you can use a different supplier.


Additional Options Price List

Traditional Funeral Service (Cremation) - £2800

Selected wood effect veneered coffin

Hire of Hearse

Hire of Limousine

Removal of deceased of 24 hours a day to our chapels of rest (distance of up to 15 miles)

Provision of Funeral Director and four Pall Bearers

Home visit to make funeral arrangement (if preferred)

Chapel of rest visits

Supply of funeral gown or dressing in own clothes

Collection of charitable donations

Our full 24-hour personal support

Cremation at local crematorium

Provision of Vicar, Priest, Minister or Officiant

Medical fees for cremation

Insertion in local newspaper


Traditional Funeral Service (Burial) - £2950

includes service in local facility/chapel and burial in any local cemetery but not the purchase of a new grave.

The cost of grave purchase, which varies depending on the local authority, is added at cost price and typically will be in the price range £715 to £981 (2021 prices)


Other Services

Hire of additional limousines: £130

Service in church: from an additional £60 to £175

Orders of Service: £25 per set plus 50p per extra copy

Bamboo or wicker coffin – add £230

Picture coffin – prices available on request.


How to Reduce Costs

If you are in receipt of Universal Credit or some other ‘trigger’ benefits and you have sole responsibility for finding the cost of a funeral you may be entitled to help from the Social Fund of up to £1843 (cremation) or £2599 (burial).

We can provide advice on how to access that help.


Direct to the Crematorium funeral

Some people request a simple, no-fuss funeral and this can often cut down on costs too.

We offer a direct cremation service priced from £1500.

You would not be able to attend the cremation or choose the time or place of the cremation but your loved one would be treated with the same dignity and respect.