At Christophers' we have always tailored our pricing very much to the individual requirements of a family or to reflect the instructions or wishes left by the person who has died. Funeral arrangements can be as simple or involved as needed and the price of our services will reflect this.

We provide each family with :

  • A verbal estimate (at any time from your first contact with us, but more often after meeting with us to discuss the arrangements)

  • A written estimate (this is provided after meeting with us)

  • An invoice (usually between 7 and 10 days following a funeral)

All of the above will include a breakdown of the Third Party Fees that we pay on your behalf (e.g. Cremation/Burial fees, Clergy/Celebrant fees etc.) and our charges (e.g. Professional fees, vehicles as required, choice of coffin etc.) We only charge for the services that you require. We do not ask for any payment upfront for any of our funerals, and our payment terms are 30 days interest free from the date of the final invoice.

Please feel free to contact us to chat through any concerns or questions that you may have regarding costs or payment, we will be only too happy to discuss this with you.

 

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, there is some government support towards the cost of a funeral. We have helped many families through this,  and we are always happy to provide a helping hand to ensure you receive what you’re entitled to.

During the current pandemic, our prices may be slightly different than listed here. Please contact us for the latest information.

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this 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).

ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director’s charges only) £2,150.00

This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
 

  • Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements £1,100.00

  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care £150.00

  • Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises of your choice £250.00

  • Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from oak veneer £400.00

  • Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer) £1.00

  • At a date and time, you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle £250.00 

UNATTENDED FUNERAL
This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.
 

  • Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £750.00

  • Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) [2] £1,100.00

FEES YOU MUST PAY
For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee. [1]
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is: £400.00 - £1,662.00

For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.

For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee. [2]
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is: £675.00 - £1010.00

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.

ADDITIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:
 

  • Additional mileage (price per mile)£1.00

  • Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) £100.00

  • Collection and delivery of ashes £1.00

  • Embalming £200.00

  • Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) £199.00 - £250.00

  • Services supplied outside of normal office hours Prices on request
     

The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

[1] This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.
 

[2] In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for.

Direct Cremation

From

£1,100.00

A simple, dignified cremation, without a ceremony or funeral service. The cremation will take place at Charlton Park Crematorium.

Simplicity Funeral

From

£2,480.00

A direct cremation, but with the use of our our Hall, with a choice of a minister or celebrant for a farewell ceremony. The cremation will take place at Charlton Park Crematorium.

Non Traditional Cremation

From

£3,062.00

A celebration of life service at a venue of your choice, followed by a direct cremation.

Full Service Cremation

From

£3,426.00

A funeral service at one of our local crematoriums, with a choice of minister or celebrant.

Religious Service followed by Cremation

From

£3,426.00

A funeral service at a church or other house of worship, followed by a committal service at one of our local crematoriums.

Traditional Burial Service

From

£3,117.00

A funeral service at a church, or other house of worship, followed by a single-depth burial in the parish churchyard or cemetery. The purchase of the exclusive rights to a single-depth grave plot and the cost of interment is included.

Woodland and Green Burials

From

£3,354.00

A graveside funeral service at Bidwell Wood, Rattery, with a celebrant to help you plan your goodbyes. The purchase of the exclusive rights to a single-depth grave plot and the cost of interment is included.