Funeral Costs Explained


You will always be provided with a written estimate of the funeral costs.

The funeral account itself is divided into two separate parts, the Funeral Directors charges and the disbursements.

Charges

These contain our professional fees and overhead costs, which include the provision of a 24 hour a day emergency service, our professional services in making the funeral arrangements, arranging documentation and necessary personal attendances. Also the conveyance of the deceased to our private chapel of rest  and the use of it for visiting mourners.

Relatives and friends often wish to visit the deceased and pay their last respects before the day of the funeral, and our peaceful chapel of rest is available to you.
Use of a traditional hearse for conveyance of the deceased to a burial site or crematorium is included.

Disbursements

Disbursements are essentially fees that we pay out on behalf of the family, and include burial or cremation fees, church or minister’s fees, newspaper announcements etc.
Our written estimate will detail the approximate cost of any disbursements. However, you will appreciate that we will have no direct control over these charges, and they could therefore be subject to slight variations. In the Crewe, Nantwich and surrounding areas church fees vary, but cremation costs are fixed.

These costs can then be settled by a single funeral payment, rather than by separate bills to be settled by the estate.

Payment

Your account can be paid by cash, cheque or electronic bank transfer. A service charge is added to your account, but can be deducted if the account is paid in full within 10 days of receipt of the invoice.

 

 

 

Funeral Wishes


By taking the initiative and setting out your funeral wish preferences before you die, is one less thing for your loved ones to worry about after your death.

Knowing that when the time comes, your loved ones will know exactly what your wishes are and be spared from having to make difficult choices, and you can get on with enjoying  the rest of your life.

This service is total free, just download the form, complete then post or email back to us and we will keep a copy on record for when the time comes. You should keep a copy of the form with all your personal documents for your family or whoever may be responsible for organising your funeral.

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