Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons

Pre-Paid Funerals

Investing in a pre-paid funeral plan is a compassionate, practical and cost-effective way to reduce the worry and financial burden on your family.

It can be very reassuring to plan ahead for funeral costs. By considering a Golden Charter funeral plan you have taken the first step to help provide peace of mind for yourself and your family.  Golden Charter is the UK’s largest plan provider to independent funeral directors like us, and is also the only plan provider that is recommended by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).

The price of a funeral, like everything else, keeps going up1.  By securing your funeral directors services at today’s prices you will be protecting yourself against rising costs. It offers the reassurance that no matter how much the funeral director’s fees included in your plan may rise in the future, you will not be asked for any further contribution towards these fees, to help save families from potential financial difficulty related to funeral expenses.

Payment can be made to suit your needs with flexible payment options – enabling you to choose how much you want to pay and over what period of time is comfortable and suited to your financial circumstances.  The money goes into the Golden Charter Trust where it is held until needed – or is paid to a UK life assurance company and managed by them with a Fixed Monthly Payment option – and when the funeral plan is activated, by a simple phone call, payment is made directly to ourselves.

By securing a plan you are able to choose the type of funeral that suits your wishes, helping to relieve your family of any difficult decisions that will need to be made.  Our plan holders tell us that it can be a considerable weight off their mind. Acceptance is guaranteed whatever your age or health.

We understand that choice is important so once you have made the decision to purchase a plan with us, a member of our team will arrange to meet with you either in our office or in the comfort of your own home. We will be happy to discuss any concerns or to address any questions you may have.

1Royal London National Funeral Cost Index 2019


Professional Services £1300
Bringing into care and preparation £200
Hearse bearers and funeral director £695
Six seater limousine £250
Coffins from £580
Preparation of cremated remains grave £120
Grave Digger £650
Name taking service £165
Saturday Service Supplement £250
Into church or home in the hearse during working hours £275
Into church or home weekend supplement £375
Chapel of Rest visits out of normal working hours £75
Hygienic Treatment £120
Horse Drawn Hearse £1150

Direct Cremation – £1650

A low cost funeral package consists of a simple coffin, collection of the deceased within a 20 mile radius, bearers, transportation in a funeral vehicle straight to the crematorium at a day and time to suit the funeral director with no service or family present.

Orders of Service

30 4-page black & white orders of service £85
50 4-page black & white orders of service £95
100 4-page black & white orders of service £120
150 4-page black & white orders of service £135
30 4-page colour orders of service £110
50 4-page colour orders of service £130
100 4-page colour orders of service £155
150 4-page colour orders of service £180
50 8-page black & white orders of service £150
100 8-page black & white orders of service £170
150 8-page black & white orders of service £190
50 8-page colour orders of service £175
100 8-page colour orders of service £200
150 8-page colour orders of service £200

Funeral Directors Services:

We would be pleased to act as your professional advisor and confidante, and we will be responsible for the efficiency and dignity of the funeral arrangements. Our role is not always obvious, but some of our duties will include:


  • Personal meetings to receive instructions and discuss arrangements
  • Liaison and confirmation of arrangements with clergy, church, cemetery or crematorium
  • Completing and forwarding legal documentation to the appropriate authority
  • Arranging for the production of service sheets
  • Advice on the selection of suitable hymns, music and readings
  • Liaison with the police and coroner where necessary
  • Assistance and advice on claiming from the Social Fund
  • Advising on catering either at home or elsewhere
  • Assistance in ordering, and the receipt and care of floral tributes
  • Receipt, listing and distribution of charitable donations
  • Provision of attendance cards for mourners to complete, if required
  • Arranging for the purchase and preparation of the grave
  • Preparation and retention of confidential files regarding funeral arrangements for those who wish to make enquiries in advance
  • Retaining detailed records of each funeral for future reference by the family if required


  • Arranging for the conveyance of the deceased to our premises any time of the day or night
  • Care and preparation of the deceased
  • Supply and fitting of the coffin or casket
  • Supply of the necessary bearers
  • Arranging for the removal of the memorial stone for a burial (if applicable)
  • Provision of a hearse and limousines as required
  • Arranging for the dispersal or interment of cremated remains

On the Day

  • Professional attendance and supervision throughout the funeral
  • Provision of a hearse and limousines as required
  • Payment of all fees and disbursements relating to the funeral


In addition to any of the selected Funeral Director’s Services there will be additional third party costs that will be associated either with a burial or cremation.

These include:

Minister/celebrant/humanist fee from £195.00
Purchase fee for a plot £POA
Burial fee £POA
Medical fees (cremation only) £164.00
Crematorium fee (can vary) from £895.00
Floral tributes £POA


Contact Us

Our service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which means that when you need us we’re only a phone call away.

Telephone: 01451 810 700