Your Choice of Funeral
Funeral arrangements are a matter of personal wishes and choice and below are a few examples of what is available. The best way to obtain an estimate is by having an informal discussion with myself either in my offices or in the comfort of your own home to discuss your wishes. I will not rush you into making any decisions.
What is not included in the £2,195 Traditional Funeral cost
- Out of Hours Removal of the deceased into my care Monday - Friday from 5.00pm – 8.30am including weekends and Bank Holidays from a Private residence or Care home £150:00
- A standard black limousine that seats upto 6 people £200:00
- A selection of different coffins and caskets from £425:00
- Embalming from £100:00
- Disbursements (Third Party fees) please see table below for costs.
What is not included in the £1,795 Simple Funeral cost
*Out of Hours Removal of the deceased into my care Monday - Friday from 5.00pm – 8.30am including weekends and bank holidays from either a private residence or Care home £150:00 and if required
*Embalming if required from £100:00
A Fully Itemised Estimate
At the time of the funeral arrangement I will give you a fully itemised estimate which is made up of two parts; My Charges and those of the “Disbursements” also known as Third Party Fees
The final invoice will be sent to you shortly after the funeral. If you are passing the account to a solicitor please let me know as soon as possible, if you are dealing with the estate yourself, you may present the invoice to the deceased’s bank or building society for payment directly from their account.
If you are finding it difficult to pay for the funeral you may be able to get assistance from the Benefits Agency. To qualify the next of kin must be in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits. These are Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance (income based), Disabled Person’s Tax Credit, Working Family’s Tax Credit. Please contact your local Department of Work and Pensions for more information.
Disbursements (Third Party fees)
Disbursements are paid for on your behalf by the Funeral Director before the day of the funeral. I will explain these costs to you during the funeral arrangement meeting.
Listed below are the current typical fees that would need to be added to the costs of the Simple and Traditional Funerals;
- Fees at the local Enfield Crematorium Monday to Friday start from £499.00 for an unattended Direct Cremation
- A service at 9.30am with use of the Chapel for a 20 minute service is £750.00
- A service from 10.00am onwards with up to 30 minutes service in the Chapel is £949:00.
Fees for a local resident of Waltham Abbey being buried in the local Waltham Abbey cemetery would be for purchasing a grave including an interment for one person is £1,479.50 or purchasing the grave and interment of two persons is £1,695:50.
Fees for a Minister or Funeral Celebrant taking a service at the local Enfield Crematorium range from £222.00 - £250.00 approximately. If a service was to take place in a Church prior to the burial or cremation then these fees will be quoted at the time of arrangement.
Doctor’s fees, these are fees paid to two doctors for completing statutory forms that allow a cremation to proceed. One doctor would be the doctor who was in attendance of the deceased prior to death and the second doctor, an independent doctor who signs the second form known as the Confirmatory Form 5, typically these forms are referred to as Cremation Forms. Each doctor is paid a fee, currently £82.00, which is a total of £164.00.
Should the deceased become under the care of Her Majesty’s Coroners Service then these fees may not be required.
During this time of COVID 19 only one doctor is currently signing the cremation form therefore a single fee of £82.00 is being charged.
Please note; Disbursements (Third Party fees) are payable in full at the time of arrangement for all funeral arrangements.
The Direct and Simple funerals must be paid in full in cleared funds 48 hours prior to the funeral taking place.
The Traditional funeral service is required to be paid within 21 days from the date of the funeral invoice.
The Advantages of Taking Out a Funeral Plan
A funeral plan allows you peace of mind to know you are minimising the decisions that your family and friends are found with at an emotional time – and your specific wishes are carried out.