Comparison Chart

Unsure of the differences between a traditional funeral and direct cremation? Use the chart below to easily see what is included or excluded in each.

Services included Traditional Funeral Enhanced Direct Cremation Basic Direct Cremation
Removal of the deceased to our chapel of rest (local, in hours) Tick Tick Tick
First Offices (washing, dressing, etc. in preparation for visits by the family) Tick Cross Cross
Visits to the chapel of rest (no additional charge in office hours, £20 charge outside office hours) Tick Cross Cross
Attending to all arrangements, liaison with necessary authorities, completion of paperwork and delivery of same to relevant cemetery or crematorium office Tick Tick Tick
Discussion and co-ordination of all matters relating to: floral tributes, obituary notices, dispersal of cremation ashes, catering, and 'In Memoriam' charitable donations Tick Cross Cross
Design, layout and printing of funeral stationery Extra cost option Cross Cross
Funeral ceremony Tick Cross Cross
Your choice of venue, day and time of funeral Tick Cross Cross
Funeral service in church before committal at crematorium or cemetery Extra cost option Cross Cross
Provision of a coffin of your choice from our extensive range (prices vary) Tick Cross Cross
Provision of a simple, oak veneer coffin optional Tick Cross
Provision of a plain cardboard coffin optional Cross Tick
Hearse to convey coffin on the funeral Tick Tick Cross
Closed van to convey coffin to crematorium/cemetery Cross Cross Tick
Limousine(s) for the funeral Extra cost option Cross Cross
Embalming Extra cost option Cross Cross
4 Pallbearers to carry the coffin (shouldered) Tick Tick Cross
2 staff to convey the coffin into the crematorium Cross Cross Tick