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Funeral costs

Funeral costs

Typical Pricing and information

Most clients visualise a traditional funeral as including the removal of the deceased from the place of death, professional fees, preparation of the deceased, use of a visitation room, a hearse, a following car, cortege via local address, provision of bearers, service in the crematorium chapel and returning the mourners home.

In order to facilitate this, our price for the above is as follows:

Professional charge - For service at a crematorium chapel with the provision of up to four bearers *
Care of the deceased 
Preparation of the deceased  
Use of the visitation room
Transportation of the deceased (including a coach-built Rolls-Royce hearse finished in silver)
Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Luxury limousine for 4 passengers
Other A.W. Lymn items
Total (excluding coffin)  
Less reduction if the full account including disbursements is paid before the day of the funeral. 
Balance payable (excluding coffin & disbursements)
Examples of total payable with typical coffins:
Evesham (Basic coffin)
Dark Wood Veneer (superior veneer coffin)     
Melbourne (traditional solid hardwood coffin)
Buckingham (traditional solid hardwood coffin) 
Total A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service costs
There will be additional unavoidable costs for third party services such as:
  1. Crematorium fee (approx £630.00)
  2. Celebrant’s fee (approx £200.00)
  3. Doctors’ fees where applicable(approx £170.00)
Plus additional third party charges for other items selected such as:
  1. Newspaper notice
  2. Coffin spray
Other third party items - Typical third party fees
Total funeral including typical services and third party costs
Grand Total

Professional Charge*

Funeral service at your place of worship with burial or cremation:

  • Including funeral director to oversee family bearers throughout from £1,000.00
  • Including funeral director and up to four bearers from £1,100.00
  • Additional charge for service taking place at a separate location prior to the committal £100.00
  • Additional charge for up to two extra bearers £50.00
  • Additional charge for up to two extra bearers when service taking place at a separate location £100.00

Services included in our professional charge:

  • Attendance by a funeral director at any time to deal with all matters
  • Guidance on all legal aspects following a death
  • Help and advice on registering the death and booking appointments
  • Liaising with the Coroner when necessary
  • Copies of documentation
  • Having available and making arrangements for the completion of all relevant forms
  • Collection and delivery of all necessary forms to relevant authorities
  • Full and clear advice on the services available
  • Liaising with celebrant, cemetery, crematorium, church, organist, verger, etc. for arranging the timing and details of the funeral
  • Formally confirming funeral details to the family and to the celebrant
  • Wording and placing announcements in local or national newspapers and online
  • Designing, compiling, proof checking, collecting and delivering service sheets
  • Dealing with all enquiries relating to the funeral
  • All necessary telephone and postage charges
  • Making available documents relating to other matters such as bereavement services
  • Provision of a pack of documents including a written confirmation and estimate
  • Use of the company premises for the reception and return of mourners before and after the funeral
  • Receiving and listing of floral tributes
  • Provision of a conductor to deal with mourners, administer the funeral, and provide guidance and control during the funeral ceremony
  • The use of a wheelchair, various flags, music, hymn books, song sheets etc
  • Receiving, handling, acknowledging and forwarding donations
  • Distribution of flowers to one address within a 10 mile radius of the place of service.

The 2018 Added Value Funeral £3,499.00

The 2018 Added Value Funeral includes the following:

  • Transportation of the deceased person from any address within 50 miles of any of our offices at any time day or night.
  • Professional charge including a funeral director and our facilities to arrange the service at up to two locations with the provision of up to four bearers
  • Care of the deceased person for up to 20 days at our professional facilities
  • Preparation of the deceased person including hygienic treatment or embalming when necessary
  • Classic (92/18) light oak wood veneer coffin with six handles and wreath holders -An alternative coffin may be selected. If the coffin costs less than £300.00 no contribution will be made. If the alternative coffin costs £300.00 or more then a £300.00 contribution will be made
  • A 3'0" double ended floral tribute in seasonal flowers
  • Use of the visitation room for one complete working day
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom VII hearse finished in silver for up to two hours
  • Three Rolls-Royce Phantom VII luxury limousines finished in silver for four passengers (in each) for up to three hours
  • An usher to assist at the service and list the names of mourners attending
  • 70 bespoke printed orders of service
  • Holding cremated remains for up to three months and scattering or interring with family present and supply of a CR00 Dove cremated remains container if cremation
  • Provision of a light or dark hardwood grave marker if burial

Total 2018 Added Value Funeral costs £3,499.00

Please ask your local office for alternative added value packages that may be available

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