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Traditional cremation or burial

Our traditional cremation or burial package option allows you to plan a funeral service for your loved one with more choices for the service and the provision of one limousine. Should you prefer a different style of coffin, vehicle, or with more variation on the service please look at our Fully Personalised Funeral option.

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Direct cremation

A caring and dignified cremation service carried out by our professional staff. A direct cremation excludes the traditional funeral features that would normally involve a service or procession and hearse. Celebrate your loved one's life in your own way.

£1,475 + disbursements

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Direct burial

While a traditional funeral is perfect for some, it won’t be right for everyone. Our direct burial service, also known as unattended burial offers a simple fuss-free farewell that allows families to celebrate their loved one’s life in their own way.

£1,645 + disbursements 

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Simple cremation or burial

A lower cost funeral option that includes the essential funeral elements that families deem necessary for a respectful and dignified funeral. Our service attends to all essential admin and necessary staff at the funeral.

£2,530 + disbursements

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Fully personalised funeral

Our fully personalised funeral option allows you to plan a funeral service for your loved one, ensuring that their funeral will be as individual as they were. This option covers a full range of essential funeral features.

Price dependant on requirements  + disbursements

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Traditional cremation or burial package

£3,135 + disbursements

Included in our traditional funeral service 

  • Our professional services, attending to all essential administration and liaising with the family and required authorities.
  • Collecting the deceased person in office working hours within a twenty-mile radius of our office.
  • Care of the deceased before the funeral, the chapel of rest facility (during office hours), first offices, embalming treatment, and dressing in own clothes included. 
  • An Oak veneered Pembroke coffin with a plate of inscription and three pairs of handles, suitable for cremation or burial.  An alternative coffin of choice can be provided at additional cost, please see our online catalogue.
  • One Mercedes or Land Rover Defender hearse to transport the coffin to the local crematorium, cemetery, or church of your choice.  An alternative motor hearse or horse hearse of choice, subject to availability can be provided at additional cost.
  • One Mercedes or Land Rover support vehicle to accompany the hearse and seat up to six passengers.
  • Taking care of floral tributes.
  • Collecting the ashes from the crematorium and liaising with you regarding their future resting place.
  • Setting up of online donations, provision of a donation box, and despatch of any cheques received in the post.
  • Attendance of all necessary staff including a conductor and four bearers.
  • Provision of a remembering book for you to personalise at your leisure.
  • Provision of a memory box for keepsakes.
  • Organising order of service sheets and condolence cards.
  • Ongoing support through our bereavement support groups.

Not included in our traditional funeral service

Disbursements are statutory fees paid out on your behalf – crematorium or cemetery fees, doctors’ fees for cremation certificates, minister, church, or celebrant’s fee are not included.

Additional services – order of service sheets, webcast provision, visual tributes, doves, jewellery and urns, press notices, floral tributes etc incur additional costs.



A 50% deposit is required in advance of the service.

Options available, please see our Fully Personalised Funeral Service.

There is the option to change to a different style of coffin, the Rolls Fleet or horse-drawn hearse, and to add more limousines if required. We can supply floral tributes, order of service sheets, and press notices plus various other items to personalise the service as appropriate for your loved one.

For a detailed explanation of the services and fees included or for an individual quotation call us on 01277 210104 and 01277 627492.

Note: Attendance to other hospitals may incur a mileage fee of £1.80 per mile.

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