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Cost of our services

Funeral Service Charges 2021

All funeral services are subject to third party fees and disbursements such as church, crematorium, and minister/celebrant fees. A detailed estimate of total service cost will be given at the time of arrangements. Please note there may be additional costs for a weekend service.

Traditional Funeral Service Charge – £2,985

This is our most popular service and covers the following areas:

  • Bringing the deceased into our care from a hospital, private address, or nursing home within a 10-mile radius of West Malling over any 24 hour period to our private chapel of rest.
  • A fully fitted Light Oak finish Coffin with engraved plate of inscription.
  • Provision of our Hearse on the day of the service.
  • A team of pallbearers to attend the funeral service.
  • The initial consultation and support with all on-going correspondence with the family.
  • Additional meetings with ourselves, as necessary.
  • Care of the deceased up until the day of the funeral.
  • All administrative duties in relation to paperwork and liaison with third parties.
  • Collection of the cremated remains from the Crematorium in a cardboard scatter tube and safe keeping at our premises for up to 12 months.
  • Our fully qualified Funeral Director to conduct on the day of the funeral.

 

Additional Fees and Funeral Service Options

Please note these costs are in addition to our Funeral Service Charge:

Six-Seater Limousines (per vehicle) – £275

Hygienic Treatment (Embalming) – £150

Order of Service Sheets (Per Copy – 4 Pages) – £5

                                          (Per Copy – 8 Pages) – £10

Webcasting of the Funeral Service from £45

Visual Tribute (a scrolling tribute of up to 25 photos without music) from £40

Visual Tribute + (a scrolling tribute of up to 25 photos set to music) from £60

Solid English Oak Temporary grave marker with nameplate £85

Use of the Viner & Sons Music System £75

Horse drawn hearse and coachmen – Available on request

Floral Tributes – Available on request

Transfer of the deceased from any London Hospital to our Private Chapel £250

Transfer of the deceased from a location outside a 10 – mile radius £195 (plus £2 per mile)

Coffins

Fully fitted for either burial or cremation with an engraved plate of inscription.

Light Oak Panelled Coffin an additional £150

Solid Oak Coffin with Raised Lid an additional £900

Solid Oak Coffin with Panelled Sides and Raised Lid an additional £1,100

Environmental and Hand Woven ‘Eco’ Coffins from an additional £160

Colourful Coffins are available on request.

‘American’ Style Caskets are available on request.

Ashes Caskets and Interments

Solid Oak Ashes Casket complete with nameplate £110

Our attendance and preparation of a grave for cremated remains £175

Please note there are additional, statutory fees for interment in a churchyard or cemetery.

We are also able to arrange for ashes to be made into jewellery, glass and art. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Saturday Funeral – Additional Costs

In addition to our Funeral Service Charge above a Saturday Funeral surcharge of £2,500 will apply.  This includes Vinters Park Crematorium Fees.

Complete Funeral Services

Direct Cremation Service – £989

This is an unattended service with no mourners or clergy present for the service. One of our professional Funeral Directors will carefully look after your loved one and they will be taken to the crematorium in one of our specialised funeral vehicles. The ashes will be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at Vinters Park Crematorium after the cremation has taken place.

Fully inclusive of: Light Oak finish Coffin & Vinters Park Cremation fees.

Direct Cremation with ashes collected – £1,029

This is an unattended service with no mourners or clergy present for the service. One of our professional Funeral Directors will carefully look after your loved one and they will be taken to the crematorium in one of our specialised funeral vehicles. The ashes will be collected from Vinters Park by Viner and Sons Ltd and can be stored for up to 12 months in a cardboard scatter tube.

Fully inclusive of: Light Oak finish Coffin & Vinters Park Cremation fees.

 

The Simple Farewell Service – £1,500

This service takes place at 9:00am at Vinters Park Crematorium. The service will be up to 20 minutes long and you have the option of our in-house celebrant to say a short passage, or you can listen to one or two pieces of music if you prefer. This service includes the hearse only direct to the crematorium. A team of pallbearers and a Light Oak finish Coffin. Please note this service does not permit use of the chapel of rest for viewing.

Fully inclusive of: Vinters Park Cremation fees & Viner & Sons Administration costs.

 

Basic funeral service charge £2,000

As professional funeral directors, we are required to offer a basic funeral service for either burial or cremation as defined by the Office of Fair Trading as follows:

Removal of the deceased from a local hospital, private address or nursing home situated within a 10-mile radius of our office to be carried out within normal working hours Mon-Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm.

The hire of our motor hearse to go direct to the crematorium, church, or burial ground.

Light Oak finish Coffin and Viner & Sons administration costs included.

The Basic funeral service charge will NOT include the following:

Hygienic treatment

The Use of our Private Chapel of Rest

Following limousines

Fees and disbursements payable to third parties

Please note that any changes will result in this being transferred to the traditional funeral service.

Memorials

The full cost of a memorial will depend on the style and material required plus the location where the memorial is to be fixed. A full estimate will be provided for approval following your initial consultation.

Where a memorial is required to be removed to our mason’s premises prior to burial:

Lawn Memorial – Headstone and Base Only

To remove the complete memorial prior to burial and re-fix following additional memorial works from £275

Traditional Memorial – Headstone, Base, and full surround Kerb Set

To remove the complete memorial prior to burial and re-fix following additional memorial works – Available on request.

For new memorials, a comprehensive brochure and price list are available on request.