Funeral prices

Everyone needs to know about funeral prices at one point in their life. Quite fair enough really.

I have tried to keep things simple here. So that it is easy to understand what is a charge made by us, as funeral directors, and what is a third party (disbursement charge) made by others. These prices are correct as at March 2014.

Once you look at it, you will understand, and in any case I’d love to talk to you about your particular needs. We don’t have “package deals” as you will find on other websites, as we don’t think of you as a package!

Prices of a funeral service where the following are required.

Collection of the deceased during normal working hours, from a hospital or hospice,  nursing or care home, or private address around 10 miles from the office.

Completion of all necessary forms and assistance with registering the death.

Making and confirming the arrangements with crematorium, yourself and the selected Minister or civil celebrant.

Use of our chapel of rest facilities. 

Provision of our standard Chiltern coffin.

Hearse, funeral director and bearers on the day.

Funeral service at Vinters Park Crematorium.

Vinters Park Crematorium from above - Family Funeral Service Maidstone

The cost of a local funeral Civil Celebrant of Minister of the appropriate faith.

Doctors fee for the completion of Cremation Forms 4 & 5.

£3650.00 inclusive

Of course there are any number of additional items that can be added if desired, and we can discuss their respective prices. But to give you an idea, this I hope will help. We are also happy to help as celebrant at your service, and as we are already employed by you, you could save the approximately £200 the celebrant may charge.

Alternatively a Memorial Service?

A very old idea this one, that some funeral directors will tell you is a new idea!

The cremation may take place at an entirely different day and time from the Memorial Service which then follows, perhaps a week later. This Memorial Service can then be arranged so that the ashes may or may not be present as a focal point for a Memorial Service, which could be arranged at an alternative venue. A church possibly, but also a hotel perhaps.

If you require this service and would not be attending, we can offer a reduction in the charge we make. We would normally perform this at a quieter time of day, when the crematorium will sometimes charge a reduced rate.

We could perform this service for £3000.00 inclusive

This would include,

Local in hours collection of the deceased
Transport and bearer staff directly to the crematorium.
Fees and charges at the crematorium.
Doctors fees for completion of Cremation Forms 4 & 5
Prompt return of the ashes to the family.

Burial at Maidstone Cemetery or a local churchyard

We are quite lucky in Maidstone with our lovely cemetery just off the Sutton Road. Its a very peaceful place, and is a local haven for wildlife too.

You can have an ashes plot there with a headstone later from £630.00, but not including your headstone.

Or coffin burial is available from £4200, inclusive of grave charges, our services of arranging and conducting the service, provision of an oak veneered coffin with an oak grave marker, and any local Minister or Civil Celebrant.

We are proud members of the NAFD, our premises and paperwork is checked by them during unannounced visits to each office. Our staff are highly dedicated team, and you will not be disappointed by the outstanding level of person service they provide.