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 Direct Cremation
Removal of the deceased to our chapel of rest (local, in hours) Tick Tick
First Offices (washing, dressing, etc. in preparation for visits by the family) Tick Cross
Visits to the chapel of rest (no additional charge in office hours, £40 charge outside office hours) Tick Cross
Attending to all arrangements, liaison with necessary authorities, completion of paperwork and delivery of same to relevant cemetery or crematorium office Tick Tick
Discussion and co-ordination of all matters relating to: floral tributes, obituary notices, dispersal of cremation ashes and catering. Tick Cross
Design, layout and printing of funeral stationery Extra cost option Cross
Funeral ceremony Tick Cross
Your choice of venue, day and time of funeral Tick Cross
Your choice of music for the service Tick Cross
Funeral service in church before committal at crematorium or cemetery Extra cost option Cross
Provision of a coffin of your choice from our extensive range (prices vary) Tick Cross
Provision of a simple, oak veneer coffin optional Cross
Provision of a plain lamboard coffin optional Tick
Hearse to convey coffin on the funeral Tick Cross
Closed van to convey coffin to crematorium/cemetery Cross Tick
Limousine(s) for the funeral Extra cost option Cross
Embalming Extra cost option Cross
4 Pallbearers to carry the coffin (shouldered) Tick Cross
Staff to convey the coffin into the crematorium Cross Tick

Our fee for this service (excluding disbursements)

£2,400 £999