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:


Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements


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


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


Providing a suitable coffin (oak veneer)


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


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


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)


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


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.


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


Additional Funeral Director Products and Services

Provision of limousine (capacity six people)


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


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


Additional cost per mile


Taking deceased home prior to funeral day


Taking deceased into church night before funeral for overnight repose


Embalming services


Attendance at Thanksgiving Service


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


Horse drawn hearse


Printed order of service, set up cost


Price per copy             


Price per copy with insert



The Broughton-light oak veneered coffin


The Easington-light oak veneered panel sided coffin


The Wykham-light oak veneered coffin with raised lid


The Springfield-light oak veneered panel sided with raised lid


Bespoke Solid Oak Coffin-choice of wooden or brass furnishings


Colourful print bespoke design MDF coffin


Natural and Man Made Coffins

Cardboard Coffin


The Bamboo Eco, Traditional or curved


The Cane, Traditional or curved


The Willow, Traditional or curved


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


The Loom, Curved only


The Bespoke Cane Coloured, Traditional or curved


The Somerset Willow, Traditional or curved


Burial items

Solid oak moulded casket


Wooden grave marker with eco brass name plate


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