Independent Family Funeral Directors Est. 1948

Our Costs

After 70 years in business we fully understand the financial needs of our clients throughout Kent and have tailored our funerals to suit every possibility, from low budget Direct Cremations to individual Bespoke Funerals.

Rather than displaying all of the fees associated with a funeral, we have made it less complicated by giving you a total cost example.

Please click on one of the links below:

Direct  Cremation Cost - Click Here

Simple Funeral Cost - Click Here

Bespoke Funeral Cost - Click Here

Our estimates and final accounts are fully transparent so you know exactly what you are paying for.

We do not charge for chapel visits or embalming services.

For a full breakdown of our costs or to discuss your individual requirements please contact us.


In the event that any family members or friends wish to act as pall bearers on the day of the funeral (simple or bespoke funerals) we do not deduct any costs from our professional service charge. We always ensure the correct amount of staff attend all of our funeral services for health and safety reasons.

Direct Cremation

What is a Direct Cremation?

A Direct Cremation is the cheapest type of funeral available in the UK and includes the essential elements only.
It does not include any form of ceremonial service and mourners are not permitted to attend.

A Direct Cremation includes the following:

  • Basic funeral arrangements at our offices or via telephone, post and email.
  • Attention to all essential documentation and statutory forms.
  • Conveyance of Deceased (during normal working hours.) 
  • Deceased preparation (including necessary treatment and dressing in own clothes or gown set.)
  • Basic Coffin.
  • Viewing the deceased at our Chapels of Rest. 
  • Conveyance of the deceased to the crematorium by suitable vehicle.
  • Collection of the ashes from the crematorium (if applicable.)

Direct Cremation Fees

  • Professional Service Charge

    £990.00

    (Including all of the above & coffin)

  • Disbursements

    (Fees paid out on your behalf)

  • Cremation Fee

    £499.00

    (Hawkinge)

  • Doctor's Fees

    £164.00

  • Total

    £1,653.00

    (If a Post-Mortem has taken place, the Doctor’s fees do not apply, - £164.00)

  • Total

    £1,489.00

    If a Post-Mortem has taken place, the Doctor’s fees do not apply

Additional Fees

  • Barham Crematorium

    £151.00

    (Additional Fee)

  • Conveyance of Deceased

    £225.00

    (Outside normal working hours - local area)

  • Conveyance of Deceased

    From £225.00

    (From non - local area)

  • Gown Set:

    £60.00

Simple Cremation

What is a Simple Cremation?

A Simple Cremation is an affordable funeral which includes a service but with limited options. (This type of service is only available at Barham & Hawkinge Crematoriums.

A Simple Cremation includes the following:

• Simple funeral arrangements at our offices or via telephone, post and email.

• Attention to all essential documentation and statutory forms.

• All liaisons and arrangements with third parties. 

• Conveyance of Deceased (during normal working hours.)

• Deceased preparation (including embalming treatment if necessary and dressing in own clothes or gown set.)

• Simple Coffin.

• Viewing the deceased at our Chapels of Rest. 

• Provision of the hearse and conveyance of the deceased direct to the crematorium on the day of the funeral and attendance of the Funeral Director and necessary staff.

• An early morning funeral service at the crematorium only, led by a minister of your choice (if applicable.) 

• Collection of the ashes from the crematorium (if applicable.)

Simple Cremation Fees

  • Professional Service Charge

    £1,350.00

    (Including the above)

  • Disbursements

    (Fees paid out on your behalf)

  • Cremation Fee

    From £650.00

    (Barham early morning only)

  • Doctor's Fees

    £164.00

  • Minister/Celebrant Fee

    From £180.00

    (If a minister/celebrant is not required, deduct this fee)

  • Total

    £2,344.00

    (If a Post-Mortem has taken place, the Doctor’s fees do not apply, - £164.00)

  • Total

    £2,180.00

    (Excluding Doctor’s Fees)

Additional Fees

  • Conveyance of Deceased

    £225.00

    (Outside normal working hours from local area)

  • Conveyance of Deceased

    From £225.00

    (From non-local area)

  • Gown Set

    £60.00

Crematorium Service Times & Fees

  • Barham

    £650.00

    8:40am & 9:20am

  • Hawkinge

    £685.00

    9:00am & 9:30am: (Short Service Times – 20 mins)

PLEASE NOTE:

The Simple Cremation does not include the following:

  • Provision of Limousines
  • Provision of Floral Tributes
  • Provision of Press Notices
  • Provision of Orders of Service

Repatriation (From the UK to another Country)

What is a repatriation?

A repatriation is the process of returning a deceased person to their home country.

A Repatriation includes the following:

  • Repatriation arrangements at our offices, at your own home or via telephone, post and email.
  • Attention to all essential documentation and statutory forms.
  • All liaisons and arrangements with third parties including airports and specialist agents. 
  • Conveyance of Deceased (during normal working hours.)
  • Deceased preparation (including embalming treatment and dressing in own clothes or gown set.)
  • Viewing the deceased at our Chapels of Rest. 
  • Provision of selected repatriation coffin – additional charges will apply.
  • Conveyance of the deceased to Gatwick or Heathrow Airport.

Repatriation Fees

  • Professional Service Charge

    £1,200.00

    (Including the above)

  • Repatriation Coffin

    From £399.00

    (Including zinc lining as required)

  • Church Service Surcharge

    £399.00

    (Including hearse, Funeral Director & staff)

  • Embassy or Consulate Visits

    P.O.E

    (If applicable)

  • Conveyance of Deceased to Airport

    £275.00

    (Any London)

  • Disbursements

    (Fees paid out on your behalf)

  • Flight Costs

    P.O.E

  • Medical Certificate Fees

    P.O.E

    (If applicable)

  • Church Fees

    From £246.00

    (If applicable)

Additional Fees

  • Conveyance of Deceased

    £225.00

    (Outside normal working hours from local area)

  • Conveyance of Deceased

    From £225.00

    (From non-local area)

  • Gown Set

    £60.00

Tailored Funeral 

What is a Tailored Funeral?

A Tailored Funeral is based on your wishes and includes a comprehensive list of options.

  • Comprehensive funeral arrangements at our offices, at your own home or via telephone, post and email.
  • Attention to all essential documentation and statutory forms.
  • All liaisons and arrangements with third parties. 
  • Conveyance of Deceased (during normal working hours.)
  • Deceased preparation (including embalming treatment if necessary and dressing in own clothes or gown set.)
  • Viewing the deceased at our Chapels of Rest. 
  • Provision of the hearse. (If an alternative hearse has been selected, the additional cost of such hearse will reflect the non-use of ours)
  • Cortege to start funeral from an address of your choice. 
  • Attendance of the Funeral Director and necessary staff on the day of the funeral.
  • Provision of selected coffin – additional charges will apply.
  • Provision of limousine(s) – additional charges will apply.
  • Provision of floral tribute(s) – additional charges will apply.
  • Provision of press notice(s) – additional charges will apply.
  • Provision of orders of service – additional charges will apply.
  • Receiving, listing and forwarding donations onto a charity of your choice in memory of the deceased.
  • Funeral service at the crematorium, church or other location.
  • Committal at the crematorium, cemetery, churchyard or burial ground. 
  • Collection of the ashes from the crematorium (if applicable.)

Tailored Funeral Fees (Cremation Example)

  • Our Professional Service Charge

    £1,375.00

    (Including the above)

  • Coffin

    From £250.00

    (Example - Rookwood Elm)

  • Limousine(s)

    £225.00

    x1

  • Disbursements

    (Fees paid out on your behalf)

  • Cremation Fee

    £895.00

    (Barham from 10:00am onwards)

  • Doctor’s Fees

    £164.00

    (Does not apply if a Post Mortem has taken place)

  • Minister/Celebrant Fee

    From £180.00

  • Total

    £3,089.00

    The above is an example of a typical cremation service and may change based on your individual requirements.

Tailored Funeral Fees (Burial Example)

  • Our Professional Service Fee

    £1,350.00

  • Coffin

    From £250.00

    (Example - Rookwood Elm)

  • Church Service Surcharge

    £125.00

    (Prior to Committal at Cemetery)

  • Limousine(s)

    £225.00

    x1

  • Disbursements

    (Fees paid out on your behalf)

  • Church Fees

    From £365.00

    (Including Minister & Organist)

  • Cemetery Fees

    From £1,057.00

    (New Single – St Mary’s Cemetery Dover)

  • Total

    £3,397.00

    The above is an example of a typical burial service and may change based on your individual requirements.

For more information on our funeral costs, please contact us