Bennetts Funeral Directors in Essex
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Prepaid funeral plans and planning from a trusted funeral director serving local families for over 125 years.

Customers purchasing Prepaid funeral plans in Essex from Bennetts Funeral Directors have the reassurance that they are dealing with one of the most reputable companies in the industry, one which maintains high standards and protects its planholders’ funds. Golden Charter Prepaid Funeral Plans are recommended by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.

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    Planning a funeral? our prepaid funeral plans make financial sense and means your funeral will be exactly as you would wish it.

    It’s natural, as we get older, to think about what we want to leave our loved ones and how to provide the money to meet funeral expenses. It’s not morbid. It’s to do with independence, responsibility and wanting to leave everything in order for our relatives and friends. Prepaid funeral plans in Essex can alleviate family and friends from guessing and sometimes not being sure of what to do at a time when they may be dealing with grief as well as legal issues surrounding the bereavement.

    Protect against the rising cost of funerals with a prepaid funeral plan…

    At Bennetts Funeral Directors of Essex, we understand that the thought of choosing a prepaid funeral plan can be a daunting one, as many people don’t like the idea of planning their own funeral.  However, due to the economic climate and the knowledge that your savings are not working as hard for you as they used to, whilst taking out a prepaid funeral plan, your funeral directors fees are totally frozen and fully paid for, the bottom line of this is a lot more than the amount would earn in a savings account.

    Many of Bennetts clients, take out an individual prepaid funeral plan, knowing that whatever they have in savings is going to be used for their enjoyment, and that when the time comes their loved ones will not have the heavy financial burden of a funeral to pay for.There is no age limit or questions about your current health.  Once live, the plan is completely flexible and can be amended if you change your mind about the funeral at a later date.

    Meet the Bennetts Funeral Planning Team. We are here to help you make the right decision.

    Call Bennetts for an informal chat over the phone, or you can call into our Brentwood or Billericay office, or should you prefer, Bridget, Lucienne or Martyn are happy to visit you at your home.  Bennetts Funeral Services can take you through all the arrangements you would like for your own prepaid funeral, including any personal readings, hymns and songs you would like, arranging a prepaid funeral can be very light-hearted and not at all morbid,  it’s just forward funeral planning.  We are experts on affordable Prepaid funeral plans in Essex, and pride ourselves in the services that we deliver, making every funeral a unique and fitting tribute to the life lived.

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    Lucienne

    Funeral planning advisor

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    Bridget

    Funeral planning advisor

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    Martyn

    Funeral planning advisor

    We do home visits call for an appointment on the number below.

    We are here to help:  01277 210104 or 01277 627492

    Why choose a funeral director to organise your Prepaid funeral plans in Essex?

    Who better placed to personally guide you through your choice of funeral plan than Bennetts Funeral Directors. With an enviable reputation spanning over 125 years, we are proud to offer all our customers, prepaid funeral planning services which give them the reassurance that when the time comes we will honour their wishes with the respect and sensitivity we are so well trusted and renowned for.

    The Independent Way funeral plan has many benefits…

    • Protection against rising funeral costs
    • Reassurance for your family – no uncertainty or difficult decisions all your wishes adhered too.
    • Complete Flexibility to choose the exact funeral you want.
    • Guaranteed Acceptance regardless of your health or age.
    • Flexible Ways To Pay for your funeral plan.
    • Personal Service and Expertise from our dedicated staff.
    • Funeral Director Fees are Guaranteed.

    Planning ahead makes great financial sense. The average cost of a funeral in the UK has risen by 92% in the last 11 years.

    Plan ahead and beat the rising prices

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    Buying prepaid funeral plans in Essex now, guarantees you pay today’s prices

    Four Good reasons to arrange your funeral now…

    Arrange every detail of your ceremony – Fix you funeral directors charges at todays rates.

    As time goes on, the cost of funerals may continue to rise. Research shows that the average cost of a funeral over the last ten years has risen by almost 90%. If this trend continues, the average cost could reach as much as £23,000 in 30 years’ time.

    Even over the next few years funeral costs could increase considerably, that’s why arranging and paying for your funeral now is wise – you only pay today’s prices (excluding disbursements at the time of the funeral).

    Although you may continue to enjoy a happy life for many decades to come, your family won’t have to pay an extra penny in funeral costs when the time comes. Bennetts will always honour your Funeral Plan, no matter how much prices have risen in the meantime.

    How do I know my money is safe?

    Payments for your funeral plan are paid into the Golden Charter Trust which is run by a Board of Trustees.  The Trust is completely independent of Golden Charter.  The Trustees are chosen for their skills and experience, and safeguard the payments made by our plan holders.  They make sure all future payments can be made, which means we can guarantee the funeral director services included in your plan.

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    Winner of the Golden Charter Customer Service Award

    Bennetts Funerals work closely with The Golden Charter Trust delivering the most comprehensive low cost prepaid funeral plans in Essex.

     

    A Golden Charter funeral plan allows you to tailor make your own funeral. Your loved ones will be spared the stress and heart ache of having to arrange and plan a funeral, as you will have specified every detail and taken care of all funeral expenses. No matter how much the cost of funeral services rise in the years after making your prepaid funeral plans in Essex, neither you or your loved ones will be asked for a penny more.

     

    Jane Bennett
    Managing Director, Bennetts Funeral Directors

    Choosing your funeral plan

    When you choose a Bennetts Funeral Plan, you have the freedom to organise a ceremony that meets both your wishes and your budget. To make planning your funeral simple, we have created four popular packages, The tailor made Independent Way, a Value Plan, Standard and Select plan. We also have available and unique to Bennetts, a Funeral Plan Wish List which is Free of charge. All deliver a full professional service including making all necessary arrangements, taking care of official documentation, advice and guidance on certification and registration.

    Direct Cremation

    A direct cremation is a cremation without a ceremony and is simple plan. Not like a traditional funeral service.

    £2,895

    More about this plan

    Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral.

    Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation.

    Basic coffin.**

    Collection and transportation of the deceased to the FD premises (within a 25 mile radius) during working hours.

    Care of the deceased prior to the burial or cremation (excluding embalming).

    Use of chapel of rest or service rooms.

    Family viewing at any pre-arranged time.***

    The funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium.

    Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours.

    A hearse to local crematorium or cemetery.

    Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required.

    £800 allowance towards third party costs.

    24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved.

    **All coffins supplied will be wood-effect quality or better.

    ***Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required.

    Traditional

    The traditional plan is a Simple and affordable funeral plan that also includes an £800 allowance to third party costs.

    £3,495

    Value Plan Information

    Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral.

    Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation.

    Basic coffin.**

    Collection and transportation of the deceased to the FD premises (within a 25 mile radius) during working hours.

    Care of the deceased prior to the burial or cremation (excluding embalming).

    Use of chapel of rest or service rooms.

    Family viewing at any pre-arranged time.***

    The funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium.

    Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours.

    A hearse to local crematorium or cemetery.

    Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required.

    £800 allowance towards third party costs.

    24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved.

    **All coffins supplied will be wood-effect quality or better.

    ***Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required.

    Traditional Plus

    The traditional plus plan, flexible around the time and place of the funeral. £1100 allowance to third party costs.

    £3,850

    More about this plan

    Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral.

    Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation.

    Simple coffin.**

    Collection and transportation of the deceased to the FD premises (within a 25 mile radius) during working hours.

    Care of the deceased prior to the burial or cremation (excluding embalming).

    Use of chapel of rest or service rooms.

    Family viewing at any pre-arranged time.***

    The funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium.

    Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours.

    Choice of date and time of funeral.

    Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included.

    A hearse to local crematorium or cemetery.

    Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required.

    £1,100 allowance towards third party costs.

    24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved.

    Professionally drafted Will.

    **All coffins supplied will be wood-effect quality or better.

    ***Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required.

    Bespoke

    This bespoke plan includes one limousine and a high-quality coffin, plus a £1100 allowance to third party costs.

    £4,000

    More Plan Information

    Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral.

    Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation.

    High quality coffin.**

    Collection and transportation of the deceased to the FD premises (within a 25 mile radius) 24 hours a day.

    Care of the deceased prior to the burial or cremation (excluding embalming).

    Use of chapel of rest or service rooms.

    Family viewing at any pre-arranged time.***

    The funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium.

    Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours.

    Choice of date and time of funeral.

    Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included).

    A hearse to local crematorium or cemetery.

    Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required.

    One limousine.

    £1,100 allowance towards third party costs.

    24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved.

    Professionally drafted Will.

    **All coffins supplied will be wood-effect quality or better.

    ***Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required.

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    We are really happy now that we have sorted out our funerals. Bridget made it all so easy

    Mr & Mrs Guntrip

    July 3, 2018