Personal choice (individual options)

Giving you the flexibility to make your own bespoke funeral package up from the following. 

Funeral director fees and servicesCosts
  • Full advice and information regarding death registration
  • Arranging a date and time for the funeral, according to your instructions
  • Liaising with hospitals, doctors, coroner, clergy and other third parties
  • Dealing with the necessary paperwork to enable cremation or burial to take place
  • Placing death notice in newspaper if required (cost will be shown as an additional third party cost)
  • Arranging music requests according to your instructions
  • Ordering floral tributes on your behalf (the costs will be shown as an additional third party cost)
  • Arranging order of service in accordance with the minister or officiant (the costs will be shown as an additional third party cost)
  • Funeral Director on the day to conduct the funeral
£1,100
Care and preparation of the deceasedCosts
  • 24hr transfer of the deceased to our premises within a 25 mile radius. Providing personal care and preparation of the deceased until the day of the funeral, or up to a maximum of 15 days
  • Preparation of the deceased including washing, following instructions regarding make-up, hair care and dressing of the deceased in their own clothes or simple shroud (embalming is not included)
  • Use of the chapel of rest and chapel visits, by appointment only, during office hours
£300
Embalming of the deceased£180
TransportCosts
Chauffeur driven, seven-seater, limousine from address to a designated place of worship and/or committal within a 25 mile radius during office hours. The limousine will return you to a local destination of your choice.£150
Reception of the deceased into home or church prior to the funeral, within a 25 mile radius, during office hours £200
Reception of the deceased into home or church prior to the funeral, within a 25 mile radius, outside normal working hours £300
24 hour transfer of the deceased to a temporary resting place on behalf of a third party, within a 25 mile radius£150
Hearse with driver and bearers from address to designated place of worship and/or committal within a 25 mile radius, during office hours£400
Horse drawn hearse£950
Disabled access vehicle to follow cortege£75
Eight-seater minibus to follow cortege£75
Seventeen-seater minibus and driver£80+£15 per hour for driver
Specialist funeral vehicles available on request£poa
Additional mileage over 25 miles£2 per mile
GeneralCosts
Visit to the chapel of rest outside normal working hours subject to pre-arranged appointment with Funeral Director (up to one hour)£100
Additional pallbearers£40 each
Weekend funeral surcharge£500
Order of service x 50 (4 pages)£60
Memory book (first copy free)£30
CoffinsCosts
Derwent, light oak effect with matching moulds£200
Saltwell, oak veneer style with matching moulds£300
Regent, oak veneer style fitted with raised lid£500
Gibside, traditionally crafted solid oak with side panels and raised lid£900
Bamburgh, solid redwood timber with side panels and raised lid£900
Lindisfarne, solid oak veneer with 'Last Supper' feature panel£750
Reflections, personalised picturesFrom £500
Cardboard, high-quality cardboard£300
Pathway, natural wood personalised£poa
Traditional Chestnut Willow, hand woven, natural willow (wicker)£750
Water Hyacinth, inner wooden frame with hand woven hyacinth outer shell£850
Banana Leaf, inner wooden frame with hand woven banana leaf outer shell£850
CasketsCosts
Beamish, solid mahogany polished to a high gloss finish£1,850
Embleton, solid oak with raised lid and decorative panels£1,350
UrnsCosts
Tanfield, wooden urn£65
Cragside, wooden urn£65
Wallington, wooden urn£95
Simply, marble urn£110
Butterflies, metal £95
Willow, willow urn£75
Scatter Tubes, various designs£75

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All third-party costs such as crematorium, doctors and ministers or officiant fees must be paid for before the day of the funeral. A discount of 2.5% will be applied to our charges if paid in full before the funeral.

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We're always happy to offer advice and answer any questions you may have. You can call us at any time on 0191 433 4499.
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