The cost of a funeral can vary depending on your wishes. The options are cremation, burial or cremation followed by burial of ashes. Whatever your wishes, we will tailor the funeral of your loved one to suit your budget and requirements. Below is the approximate cost for a basic but respectful cremation.
Professional Fees - £670
This includes arranging the funeral and all the administration involved. Advice on registration of a death and liaising with doctors, mortuary staff, clergy, crematorium, cemetery and any other agencies involved. It also includes the provision of a Funeral Director to oversee proceedings on the day of the funeral.
Care of the deceased - £670
Removal of your loved one from place of death into our care. Dressing of your loved one and presentation for viewing which includes make-up, hair and shaving if necessary. If your loved one is in our care for more than 10 days this could slightly increase this cost. Embalming is not included in this fee.
Provision of a Hearse - £300
The hearse will transport your loved one on their final journey. This is normally from our premises to a place of worship or direct to the crematorium or cemetery. A surcharge of £50 per hour will be added after 2 hours. Please let us know if there is a special route you would like to take or a particular address you would like the hearse to pause outside.
Coffin – From £370
Our premises is located in Three Rivers, so we have named some of our coffins after the rivers that run through the area. The Chess, The Colne and The Gade. The Chess is a basic but elegant veneered oak coffin with solid oak mouldings and a high gloss finish. All coffins are furnished by hand in our premises by ourselves, thus adding a personal touch to each one.
Total - £2010 (including The Chess coffin)
These following costs need to be paid before the funeral takes place.
Crematorium £320 - £900
Cemetery – dependant on location
Minister/celebrant – from £230
Doctors’ fees - £82
Fees at Breakspear Crematorium are currently £412 -£851
Fees at West Herts Crematorium are £483-£900
Other costs to consider
Out of hours removal - £150
Limousine - from £350 each, for 2 hours with 6 passengers.
Embalming – from £160
Solid oak ashes casket – from £90 including engraved name plate.
Grave marker – from £90 including engraved name plate.
Deceased viewing at home address - £200
Out of hours viewing - £50 per hour. There is no charge for viewing in our Chapel of Rest during office hours.
We can make any other arrangements upon request.
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