Independent Funeral Directors

Our prices

We understand that most people will only arrange a funeral once, perhaps twice in their lifetime. When this time comes, families are often overwhelmed, by the extent as to how much a funeral will cost. We believe that Funeral Directors should be transparent and honest about the prices they charge for funerals. With this in mind we have taken the decision to put our prices on our website, to help you make an informed decision as to what kind of funeral you would really like to have.

Funeral Costs

The cost of a funeral is divided into two separate parts:

Funeral Directors Professional Fees

These are the charges under the control of the Funeral Director. These include all our fees for providing the services necessary to care for the family and the person who has died, making the arrangements for the funeral and ensuring the funeral is carried out to your satisfaction on the day.

Disbursements

Disbursements are fees that we will pay out to a third party on your behalf.
Examples of these include, death notices in the newspaper, cremation fees, ministers fees, doctors’ fees, flowers, catering, church fees, purchase of a grave.

You may wish to purchase any of the above, which we will pay for initially, and these will then be included in the final funeral account.
You will appreciate that disbursements can differ from the estimate as they are not under the direct control of the funeral director but every effort is made to give as near accurate an estimate as possible.

In accordance with our company policy and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, we will provide you with a written estimate at the time of making the funeral arrangements so that you are fully aware of the costs involved.

Our Pricing Plans

What our Simple Cremation includes:

  • The services of our experienced funeral directors for completion of the necessary paperwork.
  • Conveyance of your relative or friend into our care in normal working hours
  • Care and attention in looking after your relative or friend
  • Provision of a coffin suitable for cremation
  • Direct transfer to a crematorium of our choice for a private cremation
  • Cremation Fee
  • Doctors Fee for completion of the cremation forms needed
  • A dignified biodegradable urn for the cremated remains

Where HM Coroner has issued the cremation certificate, doctor’s fees do not apply. therefore a reduction of £164.00 is applied to the simply cremation price making the cost £786.00

The above service specifically excludes:

  • Conveyance of the person who has died out of working hours. if it is outside working hours there is an additional fee of £200.00.
  • If outside 20 mile radius of our Head Office, mileage charge of an £1 a mile
  • Embalming
  • Visiting of your relative or friend at our chapel of rest
  • Any funeral procession or service prior to cremation.

All charges, and disbursements / fees must be paid prior to the cremation taking place.

The simply cremation price above is based on the cremation being held at a private crematorium in Andover

We can hold this service at other crematoriums but there will be additional charge due to the increased cremation charges local council’s charge. Please see below, the total charge for this service at the below crematorium’s.

£1200.00 for either of Bradford’s Crematoriums of Scholemoor or Nab Wood 

£1300.00 for either of Kirklees or Leeds Crematorium’s of

Dewsbury Moor, Fixby at Huddersfield, Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall or Rawdon

£1350.00 for Calderdale Crematorium of Park Wood

£1450.00 for Barnsley Crematorium

£1650.00 for either Wakefield & Pontefract Crematorium 

 

Cremated Remains

The cremated remains can be collected from our Head Office following the cremation or if preferred they can be strewed within the crematorium grounds.

If desired they also can be delivered to yourself for an additional cost, see below.

If you would like the cremated remains delivering to you these can be returned in two ways via ourselves for an additional fee, or via a specialist courier maximum charge would be £150.00 for mainland UK

Or return of the cremated remains in any of our other ashes casket’s or scattertubes from our online store.

If desired, once the cremation has taken place and the Cremated Remains have been returned to you, this gives you the opportunity to spend your time planning a Memorial or Celebration of Life service which can take place sometime in the future. This may be in your own home, out in the country, at the seaside, in fact it can be pretty much anywhere you please.

Our Bronze funeral is available to anyone who wishes to have a “no frills” option. Also suitable for those who are seeking assistance from the Department of Work and Pensions, families can rest assured that the funeral will be carried out in a caring and sensitive manner, regardless of cost or circumstance.

Our Bronze funeral includes the following:

  • Our professional services in making all the funeral arrangements at one of our offices in normal working hours*
  • Transfer of the deceased to our private chapel of rest (within 20 miles)
  • Simple care and attention of the deceased until the day of the funeral
  • Provision of a motor hearse and bearers direct to the crematorium
  • Attendance of the funeral director and staff on the day of the funeral
  • Provision of a coffin handles and nameplate suitable for cremation to the value of £150.00
  • Cremated remains can be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium or collected by the client from our Chapel of Rest.
  • Notice on our website informing family and friends of the funeral details

Necessary Disbursements include:

  • Cremation fee
  • Doctors fees**
  • Minister/Celebrant fee upto a fee of £180.00

Any other disbursements chosen will be at an additional cost.

This choice of funeral does not include any embalming or the facility for you to visit to pay your last respects.

This option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees crematoriums

  • Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby Road, Huddersfield. HD2 2JF
  • Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 3PL

We can offer this service at other crematoriums but due to there increased charges over Kirklees there will be an additional cost. Please see below:

Bradford Crematoriums are an additional £100.00

  • Scholemoor Crematorium, Necropolis Road, Bradford. BD7 2PS
  • Nab Wood Crematorium, Bingley Road, Shipley, BD18 4BG
  • Oakworth Crematorium, Wide Lane, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 0RJ

Calderdale Crematorium is an additional £200.00

  • Park Wood Crematorium, Park Road, Elland. HX5 9HZ

Leeds, Wakefield & Barnsley Crematorium’s are an additional  £300.00

  • Lawnswood Crematorium,  Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, LS16 6AH
  • Cottingley Hall Crematorium ,Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0EU
  • Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds Road, Rawdon, Leeds, LS19 6JP
  • Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane, Crigglestone, Wakefield, WF4 3JA
  • Pontefract Crematorium, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4HA
  • Barnsley Crematorium, Doncaster Rd, Barnsley S71 5EH

 

PLEASE NOTE

*Normal working hours are 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays.

**Doctor fees for the cremation forms are not required if the Coroner is involved, and a post mortem has taken place. In this case £164.00 is deducted from the final account.

We request that the Bronze funeral is paid for in full, prior to the funeral taking place, by Debit or Credit card, Bank Transfer or Cash.

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Whilst ensuring our highest quality of service, our Silver funeral takes into consideration changing opinion regarding funerals, and provides our families and clients with a simple and dignified way to say goodbye.

Our Silver funeral includes everything in the Bronze funeral with the addition of:

  • Use of our private chapel of rest for family and friends to pay their last respects in office hours 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Provision of a oak veneered coffin with gold coloured handles and nameplate suitable for cremation & burial, to the value of £150.00
  • Provision of one of our modern limousine’s to seat seven people
  • Collection of the cremated remains from the crematorium,  placing them in a scatterpod , and holding them for up to 6 months at our chapel of rest awaiting collection by the family. www.scatterpod.com
  • We will handle charity donations on your behalf, which includes use of our donation box, counting, banking and sending the donations to the relevant charity, along with a request that they acknowledge receipt of the donations and the amount collected to the family.
  • We can organise flowers, refreshments, newspaper notices, order of service sheets etc

As with the bronze plan this option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees crematoriums of either Dewsbury Moor Crematorium or Huddersfield Crematorium

This service is available at other crematoriums but due to there increased charges over Kirklees there will be an additional cost.

Please see below:

Bradford Crematoriums which are Scholemoor, Nab Wood or Oakworth Crematorium, are an additional £100.00.

Calderdale Crematorium which is Park Wood Crematorium is an additional £200.00

Leeds Crematorium’s which are Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall or Rawdon Crematorium, are an additional £300.00

Also, Wakefield, Pontefract and Barnsley Crematorium’s are an additional £300.00

We request that the Silver funeral is paid in full before the day of the funeral, by Debit or Credit card, Bank Transfer or Cash.

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Our Gold funeral, whilst including all the elements of a traditional service, also gives our families the opportunity to create a send-off that is truly befitting of the person who has died. Our combination of professionalism and dedication will ensure that even the most unusual requests are carried out with dignity and with style.

Our Gold funeral includes the following:

  • A service in church or for a small number of people in our service chapel prior to the burial or cremation
  • Our professional services in making all the funeral arrangements at our office or in the comfort of your own home
  • Transfer of the deceased to our private chapel of rest (within 20 miles)
  • Personal care and attention of the deceased until the day of the funeral
  • Transport to the Registrars if required
  • Use of our private chapel of rest to pay your respects from 9.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. including weekends
  • Provision of a coffin with six gold coloured handles and name plate, to the value of £150.00
  • Provision of a motor hearse, and bearers
  • Provision of one of our modern Limousines to seat 7 people each
  • Attendance of the funeral director & staff on the day of the funeral
  • Collection of the cremated remains from the crematorium and safe keeping for up to 6 months at our chapel of rest.
  • Taking care of charitable donations on your behalf
  • Notice on our website informing family and friends of the funeral details

Disbursements  – Charges paid out to a third party

  • Doctor’s fees for completion of cremation certificates
  • Minister/Celebrant fee
  • Cremation fee

Optional Disbursements services available at an extra charge

  • Death notices and acknowledgements in the newspaper
  • Extra Limousines to seat 7 people
  • Fees for a service in church
  • Floral tributes
  • Printed order of service
  • Purchase of a grave

All disbursements must be paid in full before the day of the funeral, by Debit or Credit Card, Bank Transfer or Cash.

As with the bronze & silver plan’s this option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees crematoriums of either

Dewsbury Moor Crematorium or Huddersfield Crematorium

This service is available at other crematoriums but due to there increased charges over Kirklees there will be an additional cost.

Please see below:

Bradford Crematoriums which are Scholemoor, Nab Wood or Oakworth Crematorium, are an additional £100.00.

Calderdale Crematorium which is Park Wood Crematorium is an additional £200.00

Leeds Crematorium’s which are Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall or Rawdon Crematorium, are an additional £300.00

Also Wakefield, Pontefract and Barnsley Crematorium’s are an additional £300.00

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There is no right or wrong way to have a funeral for your child. The only way is your way. You may want to have a service in church with your family and friends around you, or you may prefer to have a quiet service held at the crematorium or graveside with a minister or celebrant leading the service.

As Funeral Directors, we are here to guide you sympathetically and sensitively through this difficult time and we will discuss all the options available to you. We will openly encourage you to do what you feel is right, and together we will come to a decision that is best for your special little one.

As parents ourselves, we feel that this is a time for grieving, not a time to be incurring large costs and therefore we do not make any charge for our professional services for children up to the age of 15.

We will provide:

  • All our professional services in making the funeral arrangements
  • Care for your precious baby/child in accordance with your wishes
  • All the time you need to spend with your baby/child at our chapel of rest
  • A hearse or limousine on the day of the funeral
  • A simple white coffin
  • A “hand to hold” every step of the way

Whilst we do not charge for our services, we cannot assume other professionals will do the same, although most ministers will not usually charge for a baby funeral.

What will you have to pay for?

The following are examples of items you may have to pay for

  • Newspaper Notices
  • Doctors fee for cremation certificates
  • Cremation fee
  • Purchase or re-opening of a grave
  • Grave marker
  • Order of Service
  • Balloons
  • Flowers

Help with cost

You may be able to get assistance towards the cost of the funeral if you are claiming any benefits from The Department of Work and Pensions.

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Pre-Paid Funerals

We also offer pre-paid funerals so that you have peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of in advance. If you would like to know more about our pre-paid funeral plan click here.