Funeral Packages / Prices
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We understand that paying for a funeral is something that can be difficult. We have developed several funeral packages to help all situations. If one of the packages doesn’t suit your needs, please speak to a member of staff, who will be happy to help.
Direct Cremation Package
A direct cremation is for those who would prefer a simpler funeral. It’s different to a traditional funeral as there is no service and no one present at the cremation.
Chapel of Rest Optional Extra
This option allows for the addition of a small funeral service in our chapel of rest, for up to 10 family/friends to attend. This service would take place prior to the direct cremation.
We also offer the following packages for a more traditional funeral:
Simple Attended Funeral Package
Our simple package is a traditional style funeral where we will meet you at the crematorium.
£1950 + Disbursement Costs
Silver Funeral Package
Our silver package includes the provision of a limousine to take the family to the funeral service and back.
£2250 + Disbursement costs
If one of our packages doesn’t suit your requirements, we have a bespoke price list and can tailor the arrangements to your exact requirements. Our price list is as follows:
Our professional staff will be available 24 hours a day to help with your requirements by telephone, at your home or in our offices; advising you and taking your instructions for the funeral arrangements; Liaising with and making payments to external parties on your behalf; providing advice and guidance on registration of death and benefits agency procedures; preparation, collection and distribution of all documents.
On the day of the funeral we will provide a funeral director and all the necessary personnel to carry out the planned arrangements in accordance with your instructions; and the provision of ongoing assistance thereafter.
Out of hours charge may apply.
What are Disbursements?
Disbursements are also often called external fees, these are fees that we pay out on your behalf before the funeral can take place. The three main disbursements that you will incur for a cremation are listed below;
|Disbursements ( External Fees)||Cost|
This is the fee we pay to the crematorium on your behalf for the cremation to take place.
|Local crematorium fees are listed below and are correct as of 01/07/2021. These fees will increase annually, usually around the beginning of each year.|
This fee is for two doctors to complete the legal paperwork needed for a cremation to take place confirming the cause of death. This is a legal requirement in England.
£82 per doctor
Currently due to covid-19, Only one doctors fee is payable.
Minister’s/Celebrant fee – Optional
This is the person who will conduct the service on the day of the funeral.
|£199 our celebrants currently cost this amount, however, if you have a particular minister/ celebrant in mind for your service, they may charge a higher fee.|
Reduced fee cremation
Ongar Rd, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9RZ
Forest Park Crematorium
Forest Rd, Ilford, Hainault IG6 3HP
South Essex Crematorium
Ockendon Rd, Upminster RM14 2UY
Above is a list of the three local crematoriums, within a 30 minute drive from Binder & Sons.
Prices updated 31/08/2021.
Deposit and Payment Terms & Conditions
Direct (Unattended) Cremation options are to be paid in full before the funeral is to take place. Failure to do so, may result in the cremation being delayed or cancelled.
Attended funeral package options require a deposit of Disbursement costs + 30% of the Funeral Director fees to be paid within 3 days of confirming the funeral arrangement. Failure to do so, may result in the funeral being delayed or cancelled.
The remaining balance is to be paid within 4 weeks of the funeral taking place.
Failure to make the full payment to Binder & Sons by the due date, may result in a charge of interest on the overdue amount at a rate of 8% a year.