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Cremations, Burials – and Woodland Ceremonies for Either

We are expert consultants in all aspects of local funeral costs including the most affordable fees for cremations and burials.  We never “upsell” and will always let you know if there is a another choice to reduce costs.

Enquirers are given a detailed written estimate in accordance with our national association membership’s highest standards.  See  Aspects of a funeral arrangement can be changed at most stages before the day (subject to terms and conditions), and you can ask questions at any stage.

Each affordable package price is a guide, because each crematorium and every cemetery have different fees and choices. Many cemeteries have area resident special rates. Every church and temple have different facilities and charges.

It’s our job to help you decide the type of service you want if it’s not already planned.

Please also see our Pre-paid plans page for Golden Charter prices.

Weekday Cremations

Flexible, Lower Cost Basic/Unattended/Early Direct Cremation with no crematorium chapel service From 1360 inclusive of South Essex Crematorium unattended fees plus 164 doctor’s papers if payable. Add 195 for chapel of rest.  

  • Your loved one is always in one of our funeral homes, not in a distant storage facility.
  • You are permitted by request to visit your Loved One in a chapel of rest where possible (extra £195) and organise your own service in our chapel with a minister, celebrant or with a member of our own staff.
  • Some of our local ministers will carry out a church or temple service for a small donation.
  • We always use a smart hearse or estate car.
  • We also permit you to greet us at the steps of the crematorium if wanted for an early morning time, with no crematorium chapel service.
  • Family and friends may help carry the coffin if wished.
  • Paid in advance by card, bank transfer or cleared cheque.
  • We can deliver cremated remains locally at no cost (or by courier elsewhere) for you to organise your own commemoration.

Woodland Service prior to Unattended Cremation – At Epping Greenacres Woodland Chapel, from around 3,100-300 inclusive, depending on the time of day.

The following packages include a celebrant/priest fees for one occasion (which is not compulsory) and a service at a crematorium * All fees are paid in advance unless there is confirmation of funding from a solicitor, bank, or insurer * If possible a one appointment viewing room is included, but an extra charge if embalming is required * Weekend services cost at least £900 more depending on the crematorium and how many of our colleagues we need *

Value – A modest wooden coffin, pre-10am start, at the City of London Crematorium, meet us there – From 2,863

Simple – A modest wooden coffin, from 10am start, flexibility of crematorium, meet us there – From 2963

Traditional – This arrangement includes an oak veneered coffin, one limousine and greater flexibility of time – Around 3,995

Exclusive – Our most comprehensive arrangement, including a routed oak veneered coffin and two limousines – Around 4,395

Example Local Burial Packages

*A Simple style package is estimated for, where we meet you at the cemetery with a service on site in a chapel, plus a simple coffin is included * Headstone purchase or additional wording extra, in the weeks after the service, if wanted * Existing headstone removal extra, if needed * Please ask us about other cemeteries’ costs, and other funeral package types *

Woodland Epping Greenacres Around 3190 plus minimum 1350 grave purchase. Wooden monuments possible instead of headstones. No residency requirement.

City of London Cemetery. London E12 Around 3910 plus minimum 1880 grave purchase if needed (unpurchased possible). No residency requirement

LB Havering Cemeteries including Upminster, Romford, Hornchurch. Resident rates around 3487 plus minimum 2027 grave purchase if needed (unpurchased possible).

LB Redbridge Cemeteries including Forest Park, Roding Lane, Barkingside. Residents rates around 3250 plus minimum 2060 grave purchase if needed.

LB Barking & Dagenham Cemeteries including Chadwell Heath, Eastbrookend, Rippleside. Resident rates around 3510 plus minimum 1887 grave purchase if needed.

Brentwood Borough Council Cemeteries including Woodman Road, London Road. Resident rates round 3129 plus minimum 997 grave purchase if needed.

Chigwell Cemetery Froghall Lane. Residents rates around 3030 plus 770 grave purchase if needed (unpurchased possible). Residency requirement within Chigwell and Grange Hill Wards of Epping Forest District Council.

Churchyard Burials as available for new plots – strict church parish residency or membership of church e.g. Chigwell St Mary’s, Havering-atte-Bower St John’s, Stapleford Abbots St Mary’s. Around 3,300, no grave purchase fees.

Children’s Funerals

We don’t charge funeral directors fees for children’s funerals for a hearse, or limousine if used instead of a hearse, and a simple casket. Crematorium and cemetery fees vary but are generally reduced. Residency in RM CM and IG postcodes to qualify.

We are also sympathetic to homicide/murder victims families and generally will waive our very basic fees but third party fees are payable.  Victim Support organisations do cover many costs.