How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral is made up of two parts, the funeral directors costs and the third party costs which are often referred to as disbursements. The cost of each funeral depends upon your wishes and instructions. 

Standard Attended Funeral

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and  to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

Attended Funeral (funeral directors charges only)

This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation. This cost includes:

£2,350

Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements

£1,000

Conveying the deceased person from the place of death (normally with 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care

£250

Care of the deceased before the funeral in appropriate facilities the deceased will be cared for at 14 Canada Close, Banbury

£430

Providing a suitable coffin (oak veneer)

£400

Viewing of the deceased for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral
Director (where viewing is requested by the family)

£20

At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased direct to the agreed cemetery or crematoria (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s Premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle

£250

Unattended Funeral

This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or  service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself. 

Burial (funeral director’s charges only)

£1200

Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) 2,3  

£1800

Fees You Must Pay

For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the typical burial fee.1  In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:

For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of  other fees.

£355-400

For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.2  

In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:

1 This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for  reopening and closing an existing grave.
2 In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two  doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation

£950

Additional Funeral Director Products and Services

Provision of limousine (capacity six people)

£300

Conveyance of deceased from home address in hours (9am-5pm within 15 miles) Or from John Radcliffe Hospital, or, Northampton General Hospital

£150

Conveyance of deceased from home out of hours (5pm -9am within 15 miles)

£250

Additional cost per mile

£1.50

Taking deceased home prior to funeral day

£200

Taking deceased into church night before funeral for overnight repose

£350

Embalming services

£140

Attendance at Thanksgiving Service

£200

Additional bearers, if more than four required, cost per bearer

£50

Horse drawn hearse

£950

Printed order of service, set up cost

£15

Price per copy             

£1.00

Price per copy with insert

£1.50

Coffins

The Broughton-light oak veneered coffin

£400

The Easington-light oak veneered panel sided coffin

£450

The Wykham-light oak veneered coffin with raised lid

£500

The Springfield-light oak veneered panel sided with raised lid

£540

Bespoke Solid Oak Coffin-choice of wooden or brass furnishings

£1,800

Colourful print bespoke design MDF coffin

£750

Natural and Man Made Coffins

Cardboard Coffin

£395

The Bamboo Eco, Traditional or curved

£650

The Cane, Traditional or curved

£650

The Willow, Traditional or curved

£670

The Seagrass, Traditional or curved (not accepted at Oxford Crematorium)

£650

The Loom, Curved only

£680

The Somerset Willow Hand painted, Traditional or curved

£900

The Somerset Willow, Traditional or curved

£800

Burial items

Solid oak moulded casket

£120

Wooden grave marker with eco brass name plate

£50

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