Funeral Charges – What services do your professional funeral charges actually include?

Our funeral charges are highly competitive but, more importantly, our care is unrivalled.

Our professional funeral charges include all the following services:-

  • The attention of a Funeral Director at all times, for advice 24 hours a day, and to attend to matters including, as required:
  • Advice and guidance on all legal and practical matters following a death.
  • Help and advice on registering the death including making an appointment and transport to the Registry Office if required.
  • Advising on the Coroners procedure and liasing with the Coroner’s office if necessary.
  • Having available all the relevant forms, assisting with their completion and delivery to the relevant authorities.
  • Provision of photocopies of any documents as necessary.
  • Full and clear advice on the services and products available.
  • Dealing with all enquiries relating to the funeral.
  • All necessary local and national telephone calls, email support and essential postage.
  • Making available documents relating to other matters such as DWP claim forms, The Bereavement Register and charitable organisations and support groups.
  • Liaising with all third parties including cemeteries, crematoria, clergy and musicians, to arrange the timing and details of the funeral.
  • Confirming all funeral details in writing to the family and to the clergy.
  • Provision of a written confirmation and estimate.
  • Provision of a Funeral Director (male or female) on the day to provide guidance and control to ensure the funeral runs smoothly.
  • Provision of up to four bearers where required to ensure the coffin is taken in to the service with care and dignity.
  • Attendance Cards, or a person to list mourners, if required.
  • Reception and listing of Floral Tributes.
  • Distribution of floral tributes to one other location, within a 5 mile radius, following the funeral (e.g. family grave, local nursing home) where requested and permitted.
  • Route maps and directions for all private cars in the cortege, upon request.
  • The loan of large black umbrellas to main mourners in inclement weather.
  • Loan of sample material to aid wording of press announcements and funeral eulogies.
  • Assistance with wording of press announcements.
  • Placing of press announcements in local and national newspapers, at the family’s request.
  • Placing of announcements on “Forever Online” where requested.
  • Colour brochures available for floral tributes, specialist coffins and memorial stationery.
  • Arranging and ordering all special items for the funeral such as floral tributes, service sheets or dove release.
  • Compiling, proof checking, collecting and delivering service sheets where required.
  • Receiving and handling donations in lieu of floral tributes, on behalf of the family including receipt and forwarding to the named charity.

In addition to this, our staff are trained and qualified and we are proud to be members of the country’s leading funeral organisations including the National Association of Funeral Directors and abide by their strict Code of Practice.

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