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In Memory Of Life is proud to offer fully personalised and affordably priced burials, delivered across London by our experienced and compassionate team. Our service allows you to:

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Joel H
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"I received an absolutely fantastic service. The ceremony itself was just perfect. This was largely down to the options made available to us. The online process made everything so easy and worked so much better for us than having to make rushed decisions at a single visit to a funeral directors, without being able to discuss with other interested parties."
Kumi A
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"From the first call I made, to the funeral aftercare that Matt and his team have provided, I've felt really well supported through the most painful of times. He was able to bring a kind, personal touch to the job, as well as considerable knowledge, professionalism and expertise."
Mary C
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"Matt, you guided us through a very sad and difficult situation with ease, empathy and absolute professionalism. Nothing was too much or too difficult. Your attention to detail was exceptional"​
David O
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"Matthew and his team, were absolutely amazing. I couldn't recommend a company any more. They went above and beyond and exceeded all our expectations. "​​
Fraser W
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"Matt was incredibly sympathetic and helpful at a very distressing time. The funeral service was exactly as we wanted and I can't recommend the team at In Memory Of Life enough."​
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All Types of Funeral Available

£2,320

£2,425

£2,320

£1,499

*Average price of a funeral in London calculated through independent research from Sun Life (report here)​

PRICE GUARANTEE

Ensuring we provide the highest quality service at an affordable price

At In Memory Of Life we have made the commitment to all our customers to provide the highest quality service with an affordable and transparent price. Therefore if you ever find the same service provision at a lower cost with any other funeral provider in the areas we cover, then we will match or better that price

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Local Funeral Directors

Every person is unique and their funeral can be too

There are so many ways that you can say goodbye to a person who has died and we understand how important it is to make the funeral personal. We pride ourselves in being a flexible funeral directors and will do everything we can do to make any request possible.  We will always be guided by your choices and our team will be there to support you through every decision you need to make. Our specialist partners have over 50 years experience providing funeral support, and we have hand picked the best celebrants to help you plan the funeral.

Coffins Range

From traditional to environmental and personalised options
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Funeral Vehicles

Beautiful hearse & limousines in a variety of colours and styles
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Funeral Flowers

Beautiful floral arrangements prepared by our local florist
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For The Ceremony

A range of optional extra services for the funeral ceremony
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For The Ashes

Caskets & Urns for keeping, scattering, the garden and more
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Service Officiant

Choose one of our a celebrants to help you to plan the funeral service
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Funeral Planning Process

How does our funeral planning process work?

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Celebrants & Ministers

Funeral Celebrants and Ministers

We have spent time to carefully interview and hand select our funeral celebrant partners to ensure that they share our ethos, together with a high level of integrity, sensitivity and experience. Your funeral celebrant will spend time listening to you, learning about the person who has died and working with you create a truly meaningful funeral service.

May Andrews

£225

“Getting to know someone’s life story is always an extraordinary experience, especially when you are being entrusted with those memories, later to put them into words during the service. Through my time I have taken both non-religious ceremonies as well as spiritual, Church of England, Catholic, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu ceremonies.”

Rebecca Lee-Wale

£280

“Your special service can be tailored to cater for required wishes, requests and beliefs. It can be traditional or contemporary and I can create a ceremony that can be spiritual or secular (non-religious), or you may like to include a hymn, prayer or blessing. It’s your choice.”

Lucy Fergusson

£225

“It is my privilege to help you plan the service and guide you through the process. I will listen to your needs, help with all aspects of the ceremony and try my hardest to make the occasion work in the best way for you.”

Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

£350

Rosalie Kuyvenhoven is an award-winning independent celebrant who delivers ceremonies with elegance and flair. She creates and conducts bespoke and person-centred funeral ceremonies for people of all backgrounds, beliefs, gender identities, ages and abilities. People appreciate her creative, compassionate and sensitive approach.

Religious Minister

typically £225

Our celebrants are happy to include religious elements into the funeral service, such  as hymns or prayers, however if you would prefer to have a religious minister to officiate the ceremony then this is entirely possible too. We can help you to find a suitable person if you do not already know someone.

Family led funeral service

You don’t have to have a minister or a celebrant and it is entirely possible to plan and lead the funeral ceremony yourself. If this is your preference then our team can provide you with guidance and you will still have a our full team of support on the day. You can also choose to receive remote support from one of our celebrants for professional advice and help writing a script for the day.

For The Ceremony

A funeral ceremony can be whatever you choose it to be. There is no script or specific format that you need to follow, it can be religious and led by an ordained minister or alternatively we can help you to find a suitable celebrant to lead the service. Here are some optional extra services you may wish to consider

Live Webcasting of the Funeral
Price on enquiry

The majority of crematoriums across London now have a facility to broadcast the funeral live over the web. Depending on the crematorium you choose we can let you know if this is available and the price

Doves Release - £50 per dove

Releasing a dove at graveside, or at the crematorium or even at home provides a lasting image and a beautiful memory to hold forever. We can read a poem of your choice at the time of release.

Professional Live Streaming from £550

A professional team and camera can livestream the funeral from any location, including outside at the graveside. Live-streaming begins 5-10 minutes before the service commences

Photography - from £600

There are many reasons why families choose to capture a memorial service. We have partnered with a specialist funeral photographer who can delicately capture the service as a keepsake memento

For The Ashes

A wide range of caskets and urns for the ashes

  • Premium Wooden Urns

    £160£205

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  • Solid Wood Caskets

    £100

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  • Mineral Range

    £145£220

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  • Natural Biodegradable

    £40£100

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  • Living Memorials

    £220£230

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  • For Scattering

    £40

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  • Natural Woven Urns

    £125£170

    A beautiful range of natural woven ash caskets

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  • Keepsake Pendants

    £230£295

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  • Natural Woollen Urn

    £160£180

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Funeral Flowers

A wide range of beautiful floral arrangements prepared by our local florist

  • Hearts

    £195£215

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  • Sheaves

    £40£75

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  • Sympathy Bouquets

    £45£70

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  • Posies

    £60£85

    A selection of floral posies. Approximate sizes are:

    • Original Height: 20cm, Width: 30cm
    • Deluxe Height: 25cm, Width: 35cm
    • Grand Height: 25cm, Width: 40cm

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  • Baskets

    £60£85

    A beautiful range of sympathy baskets. Approximate sizes include:

    • Original Width: 20cm, Length: 30cm
    • Deluxe Width: 35cm, Length: 20cm
    • Grand Width: 20cm, Length: 45cm

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  • Wreaths

    £65£160

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  • Religious Tributes

    £160£390

    A range of beautiful religious floral tributes. Approximate sizes:

    • Original Width: 45cm, Length: 92cm
    • Deluxe Width: 45cm, Length: 130cm
    • Grand Width: 56cm, Length: 160cm

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  • Coffin Sprays

    £195£435

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Hearse & Limousines

Classic Car Hearse

A range of classic hearse’s in a range of style and colours

  • Gold Hearse

    £450£700

    A spectacular gold wrapped hearse to transport your loved one's coffin to the funeral

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  • Hot Pink Hearse

    £450£700

    A fashionable hot pink hearse to transport your loved one's coffin to the funeral

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  • Black Horse & Carriage Hearse

    £1,450£1,750

    Two beautiful black horses pulling a black carriage, to transport your loved one's coffin to the funeral. The horses can travel up to 8 miles and so may need to be accompanied by a traditional hearse transport for part of the journey.

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  • White Horse & Carriage Hearse

    £1,450£1,750

    Two beautiful white horses pulling a white carriage, to transport your loved one's coffin to the funeral. The horses can travel up to 8 miles and so may need to be accompanied by a traditional hearse transport for part of the journey.

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  • White Hearse

    £450£700

    A beautiful white hearse to transport your loved one's coffin to the funeral

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  • Traditional Black Hearse

    £300£480

    A traditional black hearse to transport your loved one's coffin to the funeral

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Alternative Hearse's

For those looking to do something a little different we have a wide range of alternative vehicles

Funeral Limousines

A beautiful range of limousines available in a range of colours and styles to match the hearse

  • Alternative Limousines

    £400£520

    For those looking for something different, we have a range of limousines in alternative colours for you to choose from

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  • Classic Daimler Limousine

    £363

    Our Daimler hearse and three black Daimler limousines are, in our opinion, the most beautiful and majestic car ever made. Our black Daimler fleet is well known, and offers a traditional vehicle option. We can offer the latest 1992 model, all in excellent condition.

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  • Traditional Limousine

    £280

    Our fleet of classic E-class Mercedes hearses and limousines form the biggest part of the fleet. They are four door vehicles with full access and comfort for travelling attendants. We also have Jaguar models available.

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Coffins Range

Classic Coffins & Caskets

A range of classic coffins from affordable wood effect up to exquisite handcrafted solid wood coffins and American caskets

  • Religious Symbol Coffins

    £1,135£1,740

    A selection of coffins with beautifully carved religious symbolism

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  • White Coffins & Caskets

    £665£2,120

    A selection of beautiful white coffins and caskets

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  • American Style Caskets

    £1,620£2,180

    A range of exceptional quality ‘American Style’ caskets, offering a distinctive and elegant feel to any funeral arrangement.

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Environmentally Friendly Coffins

A range of environmentally friendly natural coffins which are all biodegradable

  • Classic Style Coffins

    £815£1,245

    A selection of traditional coffins, made using premium solid wood. Each coffin is crafted individually ensuring the highest standards using the best furniture grade woods. All the wood used is made from sustainable forests, which have been independently verified. All our solid coffins are suitable for cremation and burial.

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  • Natural Woven Coffins

    £850£1,150

    A range of environmentally friendly, hand-woven natural coffins

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  • Simple Wood Coffins

    £435£665

    An affordable range of wood effect and wood veneered coffins.

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Alternatively Styled Coffins

A range of coffins for those looking to do something a little bit different

  • Personalised Coffins

    £850£1,080

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  • Natural Woollen Coffins

    £810£880

    The Natural coffin is made in Yorkshire using pure new wool, supported on a strong recycled cardboard frame. Wool is a fibre with a true green lineage that is both sustainable and biodegradable. The interior is generously lined with organic cotton and attractively edged with jute, with embroidered woollen nameplate.

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Create A Personalised Funeral Package

It takes just a few minutes to use our bespoke quote builder to create your own personalised quote. You will be able to choose between and browse our many options and services available to personalise your funeral choices

Online tribute page

Coordinate the funeral through our free online tribute page

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Cremation Funeral

Cremation funerals account for over 70% of funerals in the UK. You can hold the full funeral ceremony at any of our listed crematoriums. Alternatively you may choose to have the ceremony at a completely different location and date following the cremation. It is entirely up to you whether you would like the service to be religious or non-religious and we can help you to find a suitable person to lead the ceremony, whether that be one of our celebrant or an ordained minister.

Each funeral will be personalised to your individual needs, but here are some things you could expect:

Your chosen hearse, and limousines if requested, will transport the coffin to your chosen venue directly or via another address such as your home. You do not have a to have a funeral procession if you do not want and can meet the hearse directly at the crematorium

Each crematorium will offer a chapel for a 30 to 60 minute service, however it is also entirely possible to hold the ceremony at any alternative venue with the owner’s permission. Our team can help provide alternative options and suggestions. For example a meaningful committal service at the crematorium, followed by a personalised ceremony at one of the following venues: 

  • Church – You may wish to have the ceremony within a church or religious building first followed by the burial in the Woodland Burial Ground
  • Local sports or social club – Most will have a private function room area where a memorial/funeral service can be held
  • Your private home – Taking the person back home can be an important moment to say goodbye
  • Any alternative venue – So long as you have the owner’s permission or council approval, there are no rules about where you must hold the funeral. 

There is no script or specific format that you need to follow, the funeral ceremony can be whatever you choose it to be. We can match you with an experienced funeral celebrant to help you to plan every detail for the ceremony to ensure it is truly personal, including:

  • Your choice of music  – Traditionally an organist may play however like with all aspects of the funeral, you can personalise this however you wish. It could be your loved ones favourite songs, a live singer, a jazz band or anything you choose. 
  • Live streaming the funeral – With the current coronavirus pandemic, many families are making use of the live streaming facilities available within most crematoriums in London. This can be a great way to involve family members or friends who are sadly unable to attend the funeral in person.
  • Eulogy and other spoken words – This can take whatever format you wish. You may wish to share some of your own personal stories, have people submit some beforehand and have them read out, or offer the opportunity for anyone to speak on the day.
  • Carrying the coffin – We will provide professional coffin bearers (palbearers) for the day. Under normal circumstances we would be be able to facilitate family members to help carry the coffin however this is currently unavailable due to restrictions in place for Covid 19

Known as ‘the committal’, this final moments are often marked by a curtain obscuring the coffin and can be an important moment of closure. But there are many ways you may wish to say a final goodbye. You could ask attendees to decorate the coffin with a personal message, leave a flower on top, light a candle – whatever it is that feels right for you

There is a large selection of options for retaining the ashes. After the Cremation you can decide the most fitting place for them. A lot of people choose to hold a celebration of life at a later date. Some of the options available include:

  • Storing the ashes at home – We have a variety of urns available for the ashes including for the home and the garden
  • Scattering in a memorable place – Whether as part of a memorial service or not, many people choose to find a specific and memorable location to scatter the person’s ashes.
  • Garden of remembrance – The majority of Crematoria will have a Garden of Remembrance where you can scatter the ashes at no extra cost after the cremation
  • Burial in a crematorium, cemetery or woodland burial ground – The majority of crematoriums, cemeteries and woodland burial grounds will also allow you to purchase a burial plot specifically for burying a person’s ashes. This is a far more affordable option than a traditional grave and will provide a single location for anyone to return and visit over time
  • Water burial –A burial in a the lake, river or the sea can be a popular choice, especially for people who found tranquility within the waves. We have a selection of biodegradable and water soluble urns , which will initially float, dissolve, then sink
  • Creative alternatives – Our team can help and advise to access a number of creative alternative options including a turning ashes into a painting, jewellery, fireworks or even sending them into space

Example Cremation Funeral Package

Products and Services

In Memory Of Funeral Director Fee

£1,495

Professional Coffin Bearers x 4

£200

Light Wood Effect Coffin

£285

Traditional Mercedes Hearse

£300

Simple Rose Sheaf

£40

Subtotal:

£2,320

Disbursements (payments to third parties)

West Norwood Crematorium

£491

Subtotal:

£491

Total Example Cost:

£2,811

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Create A Bespoke Cremation Funeral Package​

Select your crematorium location to create a personalised quote. You can also browse our many options and services available to personalise your funeral quote

Woodland Burial Funeral

Also known as a natural burial or a green burial, this type of funeral is the most environmentally friendly option. Woodland burials are rapidly growing in popularity and are often more cost effective, with the person laid to rest in one of the many beautiful natural burial grounds across the UK.

Also known as a natural burial or a green burial, this type of funeral is the most environmentally friendly option. Woodland burials are rapidly growing in popularity and are often more cost effective, with the person laid to rest in one of the many beautiful natural burial grounds across the UK. Each funeral will be personalised to your individual needs, but here are some things you could expect:

Each funeral will be personalised to your individual needs, but here are some things you could expect:

If you choose a woodland burial then the coffin will need to be made from biodegradable natural materials. We have a wide selection available for you to choose from

Your chosen hearse, and limousines if requested, will transport the coffin to your chosen venue directly or via another address such as your home You do not have a to have a funeral procession if you don’t want to, and can opt for a vehicle to transport the coffin directly

Most natural burial grounds offer a ceremony facility however it is entirely possible to hold this at any venue with the owner’s permission

Our team can help provide alternative options and suggestions. You may wish to think about: 

  • Church – You may wish to have the ceremony within a church or religious building first followed by the burial in the Woodland Burial Ground
  • Local Sports or Social Club – Were they a member of any local clubs? Most will have a private function room area where a memorial/funeral service can be held
  • Your Private Home – Taking the person back home can be an important moment to say goodbye
  • Any Alternative Venue – So long as you have the owner’s permission or council approval, there are no rules about where you must hold the funeral. 

There is no script or specific format that you need to follow, the funeral ceremony can be whatever you choose it to be. We can match you with an experienced funeral celebrant to help you to plan every detail for the ceremony to ensure it is truly personal, including:

  • Your choice of music  – Traditionally an organist may play however like with all aspects of the funeral, you can personalise this however you wish. It could be your loved ones favourite songs, a live singer, a jazz band or anything you choose. 
  • Live streaming the funeral – With the current coronavirus pandemic, many families are making use of the live streaming facilities available within most crematoriums in London. This can be a great way to involve family members or friends who are sadly unable to attend the funeral in person.
  • Eulogy and other spoken words – This can take whatever format you wish. You may wish to share some of your own personal stories, have people submit some beforehand and have them read out, or offer the opportunity for anyone to speak on the day.
  • Carrying the coffin –We will provide professional coffin bearers (palbearers) for the day. Under normal circumstances we would be be able to facilitate family members to help carry the coffin however this is currently unavailable due to restrictions in place for Covid 19

At the end of the ceremony, if you choose to have one, the coffin will be carried to the graveside. The final moments before the coffin is lowered into the ground are known as ‘the committal’. You can spend this time however is right for you.

Woodland burial grounds accept wooden crosses, plaques or the chance to plant a memorial tree at the person’s grave.

You can speak to us about what is possible at your chosen burial ground and we will provide you with all of the information you need.

Example Woodland Burial Package

Products and Services

In Memory Of Funeral Director Fee

£1,495

Professional Coffin Bearers x 4

£200

Natural Wicker eWillow Coffin

£365

Electric Hearse

£300

Simple Rose Sheaf

£40

Subtotal:

£2,400

Disbursements (payments to third parties)

Eden Valley Burial Ground in Kent

£1,170

Subtotal:

£3,570

Total Example Cost:

£3,595

Speak to a Funeral Adviser directly now by calling

Create A Bespoke Woodland Burial Package

Select your crematorium location to create a personalised quote. You can also browse our many options and services available to personalise your funeral quote

Cemetery Burial

A cemetery burial may involve either burial in a churchyard or cemetery burial site of your choosing. Most cemeteries will have a chapel where you may choose to hold a service prior to a graveside committal service, or you may decide to have a ceremony at completely different location.  It is also possible to bury the cremated ashes remains within most cemeteries.  

Each funeral will be personalised to your individual needs, but here are some things you could expect:

Your chosen hearse, and limousines if requested, will transport the coffin to your chosen venue directly or via another address such as your home You do not have a to have a funeral procession if you don’t want to, and can opt for a vehicle to transport the coffin directly

Most cemeteries will offer a chapel for a 30 to 60 minute service, however it is also entirely possible to hold the ceremony at any alternative venue with the owner’s permission.

You can speak to us and your funeral celebrant about options available which may include a ceremony at an alternative location with a short committal service at the graveside. Option you may wish to consider are: 

  • Church – You may wish to have the ceremony within a church or religious building first followed by the burial in the Woodland Burial Ground
  • Local sports or social club – Were they a member of any local clubs? Most will have a private function room area where a memorial/funeral service can be held
  • Your private home – Taking the person back home can be an important moment to say goodbye
  • Any alternative venue – So long as you have the owner’s permission or council approval, there are no rules about where you must hold the funeral. It could be a barn, a theatre, outdoors or anywhere you choose

There is no script or specific format that you need to follow, the funeral ceremony can be whatever you choose it to be. We can match you with an experienced funeral celebrant to help you to plan every detail for the ceremony to ensure it is truly personal, including:

  • Your choice of music  – Traditionally an organist may play however like with all aspects of the funeral, you can personalise this however you wish. It could be your loved ones favourite songs, a live singer, a jazz band or anything you choose. 
  • Live streaming the funeral – With the current coronavirus pandemic, many families are making use of the live streaming facilities available within most crematoriums in London. This can be a great way to involve family members or friends who are sadly unable to attend the funeral in person.
  • Eulogy and other spoken words – This can take whatever format you wish. You may wish to share some of your own personal stories, have people submit some beforehand and have them read out, or offer the opportunity for anyone to speak on the day.
  • Carrying the coffin –We will provide professional coffin bearers (palbearers) for the day. Under normal circumstances we would be be able to facilitate family members to help carry the coffin however this is currently unavailable due to restrictions in place for Covid 19

At the end of the ceremony the coffin will be carried to the graveside. The final moments before the coffin is lowered into the ground are known as ‘the committal’. You can spend this time however is right for you.

Most types of grave will require 12 months for the ground to settle before erecting a full memorial – you can use a simple grave marker in the meantime​

Example Cemetery Burial Package

Products and Services

In Memory Of Funeral Director Fee

£1,495

Professional Coffin Bearers x 4

£200

Light Wood Effect Coffin

£285

Traditional Mercedes Hearse

£300

Simple Rose Sheaf

£40

Subtotal:

£2,320

Disbursements (payments to third parties)

Burial in London Borough of Greenwich

£3,165

Subtotal:

£3,165

Total Example Cost:

£5,485

Speak to a Funeral Adviser directly now by calling

Create A Bespoke Cemetery Burial Package

Select a cemetery location to create a personalised quote in your area. You can also browse our many options and services available to personalise your funeral quote

Simple Funerals

There are many reasons people choose a Simple Funeral whether that is specifically by request from the person who died or perhaps to keep the costs of the funeral down. Whatever your reason, we have a number of options for you to choose from so that you are able to provide a dignified farewell for your loved one. This includes the option to host an interactive virtual funeral service through zoom, giving other the opportunity to still feel part of the day.

Direct Cremation

We Choose Crematorium & Date
£ 1699
  • Location and date of the cremation decided by us
  • Collection, care and transport of your loved one
  • Provision of a simple coffin
  • Completion of all paperwork & legal administration
  • Cremation carried out privately behind closed doors
  • Your loved one's ashes are hand delivered back to you (Optional - £100)

Direct Cremation

You Choose Crematorium & Date
£ 1899
  • Cremation at your choice of local crematoria & date
  • Collection, care and transport of your loved one
  • Provision of a simple coffin
  • Completion of all paperwork & legal administration
  • Cremation carried out privately behind closed doors
  • Your loved one's ashes are hand delivered back to you (Optional - £100)

If you would like any further information on any of these options, you can speak directly with our team for advice