Personal Service and Modest Fees

Whatever kind of funeral you need, whether it be a cremation, a burial or an unattended service, Harold Wood Funeral Services can offer friendly advice with local knowledge and expertise from seven decades of dedication. Our priority is not only to ensure you receive a service that is suited to your needs, but to provide you with the same care and advice as for a friend. That’s why our funeral packages are example prices only, so you can receive a personalised quote that offers you the best possible price for you and your loved ones. Please note that all example funeral packages are given both with and without example third-party costs.

Third-Party Costs might include:

  • Venue for Service eg Church, Chapel
  • Priest or Celebrant
  • Doctor’s cremation paper legal fees
  • Grave opening and purchase
  • Weekend or out of hours fees

Due to individual requirements as well as third-party costs, all final funeral package prices will be given upon individual consultation. Please make sure to get in touch for a personal quote. All examples are with a simple dignified coffin, without open coffin viewing (conditions would apply).

CREMATION EXAMPLES BURIAL EXAMPLES
Unattended Cremation (no minister or mourners)
£1390 plus 3rd party costs
Possibility of chapel of rest service
Inclusive Total from around £1830
“Unpurchased” Simple Graveside Burial
£1790 plus 3rd party costs
Inclusive Total eg £3160 Havering /£3477 City of London
Short graveside service, optional minister £219 or staff member read poem
Earlier time at our convenience
Simple Very Early Cremation to 9.45am
£1790 plus 3rd party costs
Inclusive Total from around £2510
Greenacres Very Early Simple
Woodland Burial

£1790 plus 3rd party costs
Inclusive Total from £3259 inc chapel service
Plus 25 year lease of grave £1540
Mid Morning/Late Afternoon Simple Cremation Mon-Thurs
£2390 plus 3rd party costs
Inclusive Total from around £3110
Havering Resident 10am Burial
£1790 plus 3rd party costs
Inclusive Total from £3539, inc chapel service
Plus Grave purchase from £2140 if needed and headstone removal extra
Middle of Day Simple Cremation Mon-Fri
£2570 plus 3rd party costs
Inclusive Total from around £3582
Redbridge Resident 10am Burial
£1790 plus 3rd party costs, eg Forest Park Cemetery
Inclusive Total from £3199, inc chapel service
Plus Grave purchase from £2330 if needed, and headstone removal extra
Mon-Thurs Example Mid Morning Traditional Cremation  From £3230 plus 3rd party costs
Includes Wood Veneer Coffin, Partitioned Limousine for up 6 people, 50 x Order of Service, Embalming
Inclusive Total from around £4137
Chigwell Resident 10am Burial
£1790 plus 3rd party costs Chigwell Cemetery
Inclusive Total from £2729, inc church service
Plus Grave purchase £770 if needed and headstone removal extraBrentwood Resident, Basildon Resident, Barking & Dagenham Resident, and Bentley Cemetery examples can be requested.

Other costs could include: Emergency out of hours home or hospital removal cost (£295 – see below for other circumstances*). Optional services like limousine hire, service booklets, floristry, horses, doves etc.

*Removal on behalf of other funeral directors / when bodies left to medical science £295 at all times for home or hospital removal, plus £50 a day.  From 16th December 2020 restricted to SAIF/NAFD member funeral directors and FPA/FCA registered funeral plan providers only.

SPECIAL CASES

Babies’ and Children’s funerals up to age 17 – we do not charge basic company fees for local transportation, one limousine and hearse on a day and time which is convenient to ourselves.  Simple white coffins with silver coloured fittings and white interiors (rectangular caskets for babies) cost £300 all ages, which is usually covered by a non-means tested government grant applied for by ourselves.  For baby funerals not covered by this grant (stillbirths earlier than 24 weeks gestation), Directors will cover this cost.  Most crematoria do not charge fees.  Cemeteries apply for government grants to cover burial costs but local chapel fees might be payable.  Most ministers and celebrants will not usually charge fees.  £250 is charged for London hospital collections plus current rate Congestion and ULEZ charges.  Any fees are payable in advance.   Other coffins and caskets are available – brochures and prices on application which are subject to £300 reduction if death registration is achieved.

Funerals involving Homicides/Murder Cases – we do not charge some basic company fees for meeting at a funeral service with our hearse, on a day and time which is convenient to ourselves.  Simple coffins at usual prices from £395.  Meeting at house, limousines, second service sites extra.  £250 is also charged for London hospital collections plus current rate Congestion and ULEZ charges.  Third party costs extra, all payable in advance.