Traditional Funeral Service

Our Traditional and Bespoke funerals are provided to allow you to fully personalise the funeral service to the individual.  This can include the type of hearse used, personalised Orders of Service, a Willow coffin to name a few.  Our trained staff will sit down and go through all the options available to you.  As each funeral is tailored to an individual family’s requirements, there is no set price.  An example of such a funeral at a Gornal or Stourbridge Crematorium is detailed below. 

  • Our professional services, completion of all legal paperwork required for cremation and our attendance on the day of the funeral. 
  • Conveyance of the deceased into our care* 
  • An Oak Veneered coffin is suitable for cremation. 
  • Deceased dressed in their own clothes or shroud. 
  • Chapel of Rest available during office working hours. 
  • Our Mercedes Hearse and One Limousine leaving from an address of the families choice. 
  • Provision of a personalised Donation Box. 
  • Collection of ashes from the crematorium 

Disbursements to include 

  • Crematorium fee £930
  • Doctors fee for completion of medical paperwork  £82 
  • Minister/Celebrant/Humanist fee approximately £200  
  • 50 Copies, 4 page Order of Service  £75 
  • 3ft Seasonal Coffin Spray  £135 

Total Price  £3472.00 

A payment to cover the disbursements will be asked for before the funeral.  Balance of the account will be sent a week after the funeral date. 

 

*Conveyance of the deceased into our care during normal office hours.  If out of hours or at a weekend an additional £125 fee will be incurred. 

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Simple Funerals

This option is for a simple cremation but with an option for a family to be present for a simple service. Our services include a coffin, removal (within a 15 mile radius), hearse only and viewing.

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Direct Funerals

A Direct Funeral is a simple and cost effective funeral. The crematorium and date/time of cremation is at our discretion. There is no service as such and no one is able to attend the crematorium.  The cremated remains will be returned to you in the container the crematorium provide. 

What is the cost difference between burial and cremation?

Burial is expensive than cremation. The average cost of a full-service burial can vary but is somewhere between £1500 and £4000, excluding the cost of a casket. On the other hand, cremation usually costs one-third of these burial prices.

What is the lowest cost for a funeral?

A direct burial is the least expensive option but the cost range depending on the funeral home. However, it may cost about $1,200 t0 $1,600.

What different types of funerals are there?

Not everyone wants the same type of funeral, some want it private while others want it public, others prefer religious and cultural funerals while others would rather go for something simple. These different points of view are what determines what kind of funeral is right. Below we have listed the four types of funerals people undertake.

Traditional Full Service Burial

At a traditional funeral service, a lot of things are done, for starters, they are usually religious in nature so the pastor gives a sermon, the casket is present, friends and families may say good things about the deceased and also sing or play songs in memory of the deceased. A hearse is present to transport the remains to the burial site after the service. Traditional funeral services are very common all around the world because people believe they are the decent and proper way of grieving and saying goodbye to the deceased.

Direct Burial

When a family does not want to plan a funeral or other formal ceremonies, they may choose the direct burial funeral. These funerals do not include visitations or graveside service but the funeral home will simply bury the casket. They are affordable and they usually happen when the family does not live near the decedent.

Full Service Cremation

A full-service cremation is similar to a full-service burial. The service includes visitations and remembering the life of the deceased, and the cremated remains are also present at the service.

Direct Cremation

Direct cremations are similar to direct burials. They do not include visitations or funeral services. When the deceased is cremated, the funeral home or crematory returns the ashes to the family who may choose to have a service later on or decide not to at all. Direct cremation is the cheapest option for final disposition.