We honestly believe that as a small, family run funeral service, we are in the best position to offer families the very best possible service, but at the most competitive prices.

As we do not have share holders and we are not part of a larger group, we simply do not need to charge the over inflated prices you are likely to find elsewhere.

The price of a funeral is made up of two parts. Firstly, the cost of the services provided by the funeral director and secondly, the disbursements. Disbursements are fees paid before the funeral on the family’s behalf. These include costs like Cremation fee, Church fees and doctor’s fees. Please note, the disbursements are the same regardless of the funeral director and should always be charged “at cost”.

Finch & Sons fees

Rather than giving an itemised list of the many different items involved, we prefer to quote one figure which includes everything we do for you in relation to the funeral. This includes everything, from collecting the deceased from the place of death, right through to the hearse and staff who attend on the day of the funeral. This figure also includes a high quality oak veneered coffin, and unlimited use of our chapel of rest, during normal working hours £1495

Typical Disbursements for a cremation funeral
Cremation at Crownhill Crematorium £960
Fee for doctor to complete cremation forms £82 (only 1 doctor required due to Coronavirus bill)
Religious minister (including travel expenses) £215 

Therefore total cost, including fees, of typical cremation funeral without limousines is £2752 

Some other goods and services that may be selected by families include

Collection of deceased outside of normal working hours £95
Limousine (to carry up to 7 mourners) £145 - (Certain rules and exemptions during COVID)
Solid wood ashes casket £55
Orders of service from (minimum order of 40) £1.25 each - no minimum order during Coronavirus outbreak
Press notice from £80 - 
Civil celebrant if religious service is not required from £215

A whole range of coffins are available including ‘eco-friendly’ coffins. We are happy to discuss whatever requirements you may have.

Where a church service or burial is required, our cost remain the same £1495. Disbursements are obviously different but are always charged at cost.

We always recommend families obtain at least two quotations from different funeral directors. We will always endeavour to include EVERYTHING in a quotation we provide. Please ensure other companies do the same for your own protection.

We are also more than happy to conduct funerals for families claiming funeral payments from the D.W.P, and will help you where we can with the process.

Our aim is always to provide the very best possible service at the most reasonable cost.


Please send us any enquiries you may have, and we’ll get back as soon as possible with detailed answers.

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