3 Options to Choose

The Standard Plan
£1,500 - £2,500

Example of what you would expect to be included: excluding disbursements £1,500 - £2,500

  • Collection of the deceased
  • Preparation of the deceased
  • Hearse (vehicle that carry’s the coffin)
  • 1 following limousine seating 5-7 people
  • Fully fitted veneered coffin
  • Provision of all necessary staff
  • Professional services; includes all arrangements and conducting of the funeral

The Extra Plan
£2,500 - £3,500

Example of what you would expect to be included: excluding disbursements £2,500 - £3,500

  • Collection of the deceased
  • Preparation of the deceased
  • Hygienic treatment for deceased (embalming)
  • Hearse (vehicle that carry’s the coffin)
  • 2 following limousines seating 5-7 people each
  • Fully fitted paneled veneered coffin
  • Provision of all necessary staff
  • Professional services; includes all arrangements and conducting of the funeral

The All-in Plan
£3,500+

Example of what you would expect to be included: excluding disbursements £3,500+

  • Collection of the deceased
  • Collection of the deceased
  • Preparation of the deceased
  • Hygienic treatment for deceased (embalming)
  • Hearse (vehicle that carry’s the coffin)
  • 3 following limousines seating 5-7 people each
  • Fully fitted solid oak paneled coffin /or veneered casket
  • Provision of all necessary staff
  • Professional services; includes all arrangements and conducting of the funeral


Find out about
disbursment costs


Find out about
disbursment costs


Find out about
disbursment costs

Peace of mind

We have been told by the many clients that have arranged funerals in advance, of the peace of mind they have, knowing that all the arrangements are in place and that the loved ones left behind do not have to go through the trauma of having to make difficult decisions and guessing what the deceased would have wished for.

Virtually everything can be planned in advance from stating whether you require cremation or burial, the type of religious ceremony, if any, to a host of options that mean those left behind know exactly what is required. For example, it may be a family tradition to have a horse-drawn carriage or you may be ex-service personnel and would like the Union flag draped across the coffin. We will endeavour to adhere to your wishes whatever they may be. It would be a very rare event if we were unable to fulfil even the most sensitive request.  

Cost Control

Arranging a funeral in advance also allows there to be no doubt as to the level of cost of the funeral. It has been said that some grieving families may include more services than the deceased would have wanted, usually as a way of demonstrating their loss. Planning ahead ensures that your loved ones budget, matches their cost. Should you wish for a more elaborate funeral, then this also enables you to make your wishes known, so that your remaining family know they have your permission to arrange something on perhaps a grander scale or something that would be regarded as a little more individual.

Options

There are a number of options available enabling you to arrange a funeral in advance. You may either make the formal arrangements and settle the cost now, alleviating some of the responsibility of your loved ones, or you may simply make the formal arrangements and allow payment to be made at the time of death.

By paying in advance, you have the assurance that funds are deposited directly into a Trust Fund which is approved by the Financial Services Act which can only be accessed by the production of various documents upon death. You also have the assurance that all your Funeral Directors professional fees are covered, irrespective of when death occurs, which means  that unless there is a change to the arrangements you have made then, there will be no further monies to pay.

The exception to this are the third party costs, sometimes called disbursements, which have to be paid, such as crematorium fees, doctors’ fees and church ministers’ fees. A contribution is made towards these costs, which are outside the control of the Funeral Director, from the payment that you make initially, however, there may be a relatively small increase in the sum to pay for these disbursements at the time of need, dependant on the rate of increase of such costs.

You may choose one of three pre-set arrangements or you may choose to draw up your own, individually unique plan.

Please feel free to browse our plans and options. A brochure is available on request. We would be privileged to discuss your requirements by telephone. We are here to help.