Bognor Regis
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Chichester
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A guide to our charges

As part of our commitment to making payment work for you, we aim to be as transparent and open as possible about all our fees and any third party fees as possible.

Last updated: August 2021

 

Our fees

Our service, support and administrative charge include all administration, staffing and facilities.

This covers all our professional services, the obtaining of all documents, completing the same and forwarding to the appropriate authorities. Your Funeral Director’s attention to details regarding arrangements and supervision throughout. The conveyance of the deceased to our Private Chapels of Rest, at any time, night or day, and within a 10 mile radius of our premises. Corresponding with all parties in relation to the funeral; preparing and submitting press notices; receiving floral tributes and handling In Memoriam donations; attending to all documentation and disbursements.

Whilst in our care, the administering of minor hygienic treatment, supplying and fitting of a plain polished coffin with interior set and matching robe and the use of our Chapel of Rest until the funeral. Provision of a hearse, four bearers and the attendance of your funeral director at the funeral.

Our standard funeral charge includes our York coffin which is a plain polished coffin, with suitable fittings and handles. We have a large range of coffins available that you can choose from and a price is available for any of these on request.

We can provide funerals for you at other times or, if you wish, elsewhere in the county and across the country. Such arrangements are by special quotation.

If you would like to discuss our services, the best way is to meet a member of our staff. We can visit you in your own home or you can come to one of our funeral offices – whichever is more convenient for you.

Standardised price lists

All funeral directors are legally required to publish a price list for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

You can access these online and download them in our dedicated Standardised Price Lists section.

2021 price list

You can see a more detailed view of the pricing tables shown below by downloading a PDF of our 2021 price list. We are working on improving the website to make the pricing information we provide on this page more accessible to assistive technology.

Disbursements

Disbursements are the fees that we pay (on your behalf) in order to secure the services provided by third parties in order to carry out the funeral. These will most often include some or all of the following: Doctor’s fees; Celebrant’s fees; Cemetery charges; Crematorium fees, a post-funeral reception and such like.

The disbursements are added to our charges in order to arrive at the final funeral charge and are itemised for every funeral.

Crematorium - Chichester

Adult cremation, with funeral service.

£1,070
Crematorium - Worthing

Adult cremation, with funeral service.

£995
Doctors fees

This fee is for cremation papers if applicable. Typically, two Doctors are required to complete papers, but due to COVID-19, currently only one set is required.

£82 each
Ministers fees

Minister or celebrant to take a funeral service, price varies but is on average from.

£220

Funeral charges

Some charges are standard whilst others change based on the type of funeral, its location and any particular preferences you have. If you would like to discuss prices in more detail please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Although every effort will be made to maintain these prices, it may be necessary from time to time to pass on certain additional charges. Fees will be charged at the prices stated by the appropriate Authority at the time. A full written estimate of Funeral Charges and Disbursements will be given or sent to the applicant for all funerals arranged by us. No VAT is charged on top of these charges as funerals and associated services are exempt.

 

Professional fee

This covers our professional services. The preparation and care of the deceased, making all necessary arrangements for cremation or burial, obtaining statutory forms from doctors and hospitals and paying fees on behalf of our clients. Preparing and attending to all necessary documentation, arranging obituary notices with national and local newspapers and paying fees on behalf of our clients, ordering, receiving, handling, and caring for floral tributes, and paying fees on behalf of our clients. Providing a chapel of rest for up to one week. Making and receiving all necessary communications, arranging for the attendance of the Minister at the funeral service, providing a 24-hour service for the assistance, support of our clients up to the time of the funeral and advisory service thereafter.

£1,555
Removal charge

The removal of the deceased to our private chapels of rest, at anytime, night or day, and within a 10 mile radius of our offices.

£280
Vehicle charge - one hearse and one limousine

This is for the provision of liveried staff, a hearse and one limousine to the local church, crematorium or burial ground. If no limousine is required, the charge would be £510.

£660
Hygienic treatment £190

Traditional coffins and caskets

A selection of the most popular choices. The final price of the coffin or casket will vary depending on the chosen options.

York

A plain polished coffin, with suitable fittings and handles.

From £255
Aldwick

A polished light Oak style veneered coffin, fitted with handles and matching wreath holders.

From £455
Chester

A polished Mahogany style veneered coffin with raised lid, fitted with handles, name plate and matching wreath holders.

From £605
Hereford

A polished Oak veneered coffin, with press panelled sides, Oak mouldings and raised lid. Fitted with handles, name plate and matching wreath holders.

From £645
Eartham

An Oak veneer coffin with veneered matching mouldings to top and bottom and a half round moulding on the lid and sides.

From £690
Slindon

A semi solid Mahogany style coffin, ‘Jacobean’ panels and ends, and a raised lid.

From £880
Brighton

A polished or unpolished Pine coffin and pine handles to match with plain sides and lid.

From £975
Swaledale

Pure New Wool Casket – supported on recycled cardboard frame.

From £1,280
Oxford

A solid Sapele coffin with double mouldings to base and lid, with butt jointed ends. Fitted with handles, plate and matching wreath holders.

From £1,205
Winchester

A solid Oak coffin hand made with double moulding to base and lid with butt jointed ends. Fitted with EB handles, mounted plate and matching wreath holders.

From £1,205
Picture Coffin

Images of your choice printed on biodegradable paper using water based inks.

From £1,130
Arundel

A solid Mahogany coffin traditionally made with panelled sides, panelled butt jointed ends and a raised lid. Fitted with electro brassed handles, mounted plate and matching wreath holders.

From £1,500
Chichester

A solid Oak coffin traditionally made with panelled sides, butt jointed ends and a raised lid. Fitted with solid brass handles, mounted plate, and EB wreath holders.

From £1,477
Sandringham

A solid Oak veneer coffin and ‘Last Supper’ feature with panelled sides and ends, and a raised lid. Also available in Solid Mahogany.

From £1,515
Buckingham

A solid Paulownia casket with decorative panels to the sides and ends, fluted corner pillars and split swing statesmen raised lid. Complimented with solid brass handles, mounted plate and wreath holders.

From £2,230
Woodland Green Cardboard

Cardboard with rope handles (other types on request) Limited Sizes available.

From £705

Natural coffins and caskets

A selection of the most popular choices. The final price of the coffin or casket will vary depending on the chosen options.

Daisy Hand Woven Bamboo

Traditional in its shape this coffin is created with a strong internal wooden frame and hand woven bamboo outer panels.

From £830
Natural Woven

Seagrass - Cane - Cocostick - Loom - Unique hand-crafted coffins.

From £955
Daisy Banana Leaf or Water Hyacinth

Created with a strong inner wooden frame with a hand woven outer shell.

From £1,185
Natural Woven Coloured

Unique hand-crafted coffins, available in hand-dyed colours and with curved ends.

From £1,185
Somerset Traditional Willow

Coffins / Curved End Caskets. Unique hand-crafted coffins. These hand-woven coffins use either weather beaten gold or buff willow.

From £1,435
Somerset Willow Colours

Unique hand-crafted coffins, painted in a choice of colours.

From £1,645
Somerset Willow Rainbow

Unique hand-crafted coffins, painted in rainbow colours.

From £1,825
Tribute - Traditional Willow

Unique hand-crafted coffins. These hand-woven coffins use either weather beaten gold or buff willow.

From £800

Examples of fees

Standard funeral service – Cremation

Professional fee £1,555
Removal charge £280
Vehicle charge - hearse only £510
York coffin - basic model £255
TOTAL

(Excluding Disbursements)

£2,600

Standard funeral service – Burial

Due to the many varying factors (location, type of burial, etc.) we'll need to discuss the funeral to provide a price.

£POA

Direct Cremation

This service consists of the conveyancing of the deceased to our private Chapels of Rest, arrangement of cremation papers, care and preparation of the deceased, and the supplying of a plain, polished, fully lined and fitted coffin. Hearse direct to the crematorium, no service at the crematorium, a simple ashes urn and return of ashes.

This is a fixed price service that allows you the freedom to hold a funeral or celebration of life as and when you choose. There would be no ceremony at the crematorium on the day of the cremation.

Professional fee £1,550
Doctors cremation papers

if applicable from (each)

£82
Chichester or Worthing Crematorium

Direct Cremation with no attendance and no service

£499

Supplementary services

We can also provide you with a range of other services beyond those outlined on this page including:

  • Conveyance of the deceased person to their home or their church prior to the funeral ceremony.
  • Alternative funeral hearses and transport including horse-drawn hearse.
  • Orders of service, funeral stationery and flowers.
  • Arranging and attending cremated remains interments.

Visit our services overview to see the complete range of services available. If you would like to discuss these extra services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Order of service

Typesetting and design of order of service, available as 4 page, 8 page or 12 page with colour photos.

Setup of order of service £40
Printing per copy From £1.95

Cremated remains urns

Bronze on Aluminium Urn

Simple bronzed ashes urn.

From £85
Warwick

Solid Oak ashes casket.

From £125
Tewkesbury

Solid Utile (Mahogany) casket.

From £130
Natural

Unique hand-crafted urns and ashes caskets. Available in Seagrass, Cane, Cocostick and Loom.

From £160
Willow

Unique hand-crafted urns and ashes caskets made from Willow.

From £230
Swaledale

Pure Wool ashes casket.

From £190
Reflections

Bespoke picture casket printed with image of your choice.

From £210

Scatter tubes

Available in various printed designs.

Large

240 cu.in - 37cm in height £30

From £30
Medium

120 cu.in - 25cm in height

From £25
Small

25 cu.in - 13.5cm in height

From £20
Mini

10 cu.in - 12cm in height

From £18
Keepsake

4 cu.in - 12cm in height

From £12

Funeral arranging

We’ve been caring for bereaved families for more than 150 years. In that time we’ve learnt a lot about how to help families say a fitting goodbye to their loved ones.

Funeral plans

Planning for later life is never an easy thing to do, but it can be comforting and reassuring to know that you’ve taken care of your arrangements, including your funeral.

Est 1867

We've been funeral directors since 1867, so know how to ensure your loved ones receive the respect and dignity they deserve. The family tradition of combining modern-day efficiency with old fashioned customer care continues to this day.

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