Funeral Fees

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We aim to provide the highest quality of service whilst being the most competitively priced funeral directors in the Stowmarket area. We do not believe in hiding anything and are totally transparent about everything we do and unlike many companies our prices are clearly shown below. Whilst some companies will price match, we feel it is unfair to charge one family one price and another family another, for the same service. We will always provide a clear and detailed breakdown of costs at the time of discussing the arrangements, followed by a typed estimate, ensuring that you are always fully informed of all costs. We have signed up to the voluntary Quaker Society fair funeral pledge.

We offer three different types of services:

1. The Traditional Funeral

2. The Basic Funeral

3. The Direct Cremation

1. Traditional Funeral Service:
Total £1535.00 (disbursements not included)

The Traditional funeral is our most popular funeral choice with families, as it allows a full range of options with no restrictions; options include Limousines, flexibility on times for the service, arranging and viewing out of office hours, Service in a Church, placing newspaper announcements, service sheets and many other services. You also have a choice of our full coffin range, and the option to select an alternative style hearse if you wish.

This Funeral Comprises:

  • Funeral arrangements to be carried out in the comfort of your home or our office (Day time, evening or weekend)
  • Advice, guidance on registration, certification and dealing with all related matters Flexibility of Date and time of the funeral to suit you.
  • Transfer of deceased into our care during working hours from a local hospital (Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds) or local home address. (Out of hours £140.00 extra)
  • Preparation of loved one for visitation at our chapel
  • Viewing by appointment, Day time, evening or weekends.
  • Provision of a meticulously maintained modern Mercedes Hearse.
  • Provision of conductor and four bearers (if an additional two bearers are necessary, there will be an extra £80.00 charge added to the funeral account)
  • Collection of cremated remains from the crematorium and retention at our premises prior to collection by our client.
  • Collating of donations and provision of a list of all donations received, including our online obituary, donations can be made via this site, collection box, post or hand delivery.
  • Dressing in own clothes if required
  • Provision of pew cards at the service
  • Listing of newspaper announcements at cost
  • Taking flowers after the service to a grave or nursing home
  • Assistance of preparation of order of service

Itemised Price List

Professional Fees £1535.00
Veneered Coffins from £395.00
Solid Timber Coffins from £925.00
Willow Coffin from £620.00
Picture Coffin (catalogue design) from £570.00
Cardboard Plain £395.00
Conveyance of the deceased out of office hours £140.00
Limousine to seat upto 7 people £180.00
Dress in own clothes and provision of a high quality
quilted grove coffin lining
£40.00
Waiting time for limousine per hour £20.00
Removal out of office hours £140.00
Coffin taken home or into church the day before the funeral £200.00
Weekend Funeral additional charge £250.00
Preparation of cremated remains grave and attendance of
funeral director
Weekdays £100.00
Embalming £95.00
Wooden Grave marker £40.00
Wooden casket (cremated remains) from £80.00
Scatter tube (cremated remains) from £25.00
Personalised condolence/Memorial book £47.00
Horse drawn Hearse from £800.00
Motorbike Hearse from £675.00

Disbursements (necessary third party fees paid on your behalf)

Celebrant/Vicars Fee from £180.00 - £220.00
Funeral service in church followed by cremation approx £310.00
Funeral service in church and burial in the churchyard approx £650.00
Church fees for Burial of cremated remains £162.00
Doctor’s fee (cremation only) £164.00
Obituary in the East Anglian Times approx £180.00
Crematorium fees

from £773.00

Grave Digger fee Single Depth/re-open £420.00
Double Depth £450.00
Removal of Headstone £90.00

Example of Costs for a Traditional Funeral

Our Fees

Traditional Funeral Fees £1535.00
Wessington Oak Veneered Coffin £395.00
One Limousine £180.00
Scatter Tube £25.00

Our Fees Total: £2135.00

Disbursements

Crematorium Fee (Seven Hills) £773.00
Doctors Fee's (Necessary for cremation) £164.00
Celebrant Fees £210.00
Obituary (East Anglian Daily Times) £180.00
Flowers £120.00
Service Sheets £90.00

Disbursement Total: £1537.00


Overall Cost: £3672.00


2. Basic Funeral:
Total £1600.00 disbursements extra

The Basic Funeral service offers a simple funeral; unlike the traditional service certain restrictions apply.
Payment of disbursements to be made prior to the funeral taking place.

The service consists of:

  • Funeral arrangements being made at our office, during office hours. Guidance and advice on all aspects of the funeral.
  • Advice, guidance on registration, certification and dealing with all related matters
  • Conveyance of the deceased into our care from a local address or local hospital, during office hours (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, an additional £140 is charged out of these hours)
  • Provision of a basic coffin suitable for burial or cremation and a simple closing gown.
  • Viewing between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday - Friday excluding Bank holiday weekends.
  • The time of funeral at our discretion (avoiding peak times)
  • Transport to the crematorium in a Mercedes hearse.
  • Provision of Funeral conductor and 4 bearers (if an additional two bearers are necessary, there will be an extra £80.00 charge added to the funeral account)
  • Collection of cremated remains from the crematorium and retention at our premises prior to collection.

Whilst this represents a Basic type of funeral, there will be no difference in the high level of care and respect that we will show your loved one, whilst in our care.

This Service does not allow for:

  • Making arrangements or viewing of the deceased out of working hours
  • Dressing in own clothes
  • Placing obituaries in the newspaper
  • Limousines
  • Embalming
  • Order of Service
  • Cortege going via an address
  • Donations

3. Direct Cremation:
Total £1500.00 inclusive of disbursements

The Direct service is for those who do not wish to hold a funeral service. Payment to be made in full, prior to the cremation taking place.

The service consists of:

  • Funeral arrangements being made at our office, during office hours. Guidance and advice on all aspects of the funeral.
  • Advice, guidance on registration, certification and dealing with all related matters
  • Conveyance of the deceased into our care from a local address or local hospital, during office hours (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, an additional £140 is charged out of these hours).
  • Provision of a basic coffin suitable for burial or cremation and a simple closing gown.
  • No viewing.
  • Transport to the crematorium in a suitable vehicle, which may not be a hearse.
  • Necessary staff, the coffin will be brought into the crematorium chapel on a wheeled bier.
  • Collection of cremated remains from the crematorium and retention at our premises prior to collection by our client.

Whilst this represents the simplest type of funeral that we offer, there will be no difference in the high level of care and respect that we will show your loved one, whilst in our care.

Help with funeral costs

If you require help with the funeral costs, you may qualify for help from the DWP.

Please visit www.gov.uk for further information.