The price of a funeral is made up of two parts. Firstly, the cost of the services provided by the funeral director and secondly, the disbursements. Disbursements are fees paid before the funeral on the family’s behalf. These include things like Cremation fee, Church fees and doctor’s fees. Please note, the disbursements are the same regardless of the funeral director and should always be charged “at cost”.
Finch & Sons fees
Rather than giving an itemised list of the many different items involved, we prefer to quote one figure which includes everything we do for you in relation to the funeral. This includes everything from collecting the deceased from place of death right through to the hearse and staff who attend on the day of the funeral. This figure also includes a good quality oak veneered coffin and unlimited use of our chapel of rest during normal working hours £1450
Local removal of deceased out of hours £75
Typical Disbursements for a cremation funeral
Cremation at Crownhill Crematorium £914.50
Fee for 2 doctors to complete cremation forms £164
Religious minister (including travel expenses) £197
Therefore total cost of typical cremation funeral without limousines is £2725.50
Some other goods and services that may be selected by the family include –
Limousine (to carry up to 7 mourners) £135
Solid wood ashes casket £50
Orders of service from £1.25 each(minimum order of 40)
Press notice from £80
Civil celebrant if religious service is not required from £200
A whole range of coffins are available including ‘eco friendly’ coffins. We are happy to discuss whatever requirements you may have.
Where a church service or burial is required our cost remain the same £1400. Disbursements are obviously different but are always charged at cost.
We always recommend families obtain at least two quotations from different funeral directors. We will always endeavor to include EVERYTHING in a quotation we provide. Please ensure other companies do the same for your own protection.
We are also happy to conduct funerals for families claiming for funeral payments from the D.W.P.
Our aim is always to provide the very best possible service at the most reasonable cost.