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 Funeral Options

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.

The Direct Cremation package Includes

    • Bringing your loved one in to our care and looking after them until the day of the funeral
    • Having experienced and friendly staff to help advise and arrange the funeral, to make the process as    smooth as possible
    • Taking care of all of the necessary paperwork and communications to 3rd parties on behalf of the family
    • Washing and dressing your loved one in either their own clothes or one of our gowns
    • Providing the appropriate vehicle and staff to meet the needs of the funeral and cremation
    • Provision of the Ashford coffin
    • External 3rd party fees are included

Please note the following;

    • There is no funeral service with this package and no option for attendance at the crematorium
    • The package does not include use of the chapel or rest

 

This Package price is only £1,400

 Feel free to contact a member of our friendly team, who will happily go through any details with you.

 

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 provide our Chapel of Rest to the family, so they can hold their own simple but personal service to their loved one.  This includes;

    • Use of the Chapel of Rest to hold your own short service, (maximum numbers apply, due to the size of the Chapel)
    • Our experienced funeral director will be there to assist with the service and help advise the family
    • Freedom to conduct a small service incorporating all faith or cultural needs
    • Full payment for this option is required at the time of booking to confirm arrangements
    • This option doesn’t include an officiant to conduct the service, however, one can be added at the standard rate, or the family may wish to conduct the service themselves

 

This optional extra is an additional £500

 Contact a member of our friendly team, who will happily go through any details with you.

Attended Funeral Options

We also offer the following packages for a more traditional attended funeral option.

Simple Attended Funeral

Our Simple Attended Funeral package, includes the provision of our Mercedes Hearse to meet the family and mourners at the crematorium, cemetery or burial ground chosen by the family.

The simple package Includes                  

    • Bringing your loved one in to our care and looking after them until the day of the funeral
    • Having experienced and friendly staff to help advise and arrange the funeral, to make the process as smooth as possible
    • Taking care of all of the necessary paperwork and communications to 3rd parties on behalf of the family
    • Washing and dressing your loved one in either their own clothes or one of our gowns
    • The use of our chapel of rest by appointment to visit your loved one (office hours only)
    • Provision of a Mercedes hearse and all the staff to meet the needs of the funeral
    • The provision of the Beckingham coffin, with a choice of colour interior
    • Collection of cremated remains after the service

 

This Package price is only £1,950.00 + Disbursement costs

 Contact a member of our friendly team, who will happily go through any details with you.

 

Silver Funeral Package

Our silver package includes the provision of a limousine to take the family to the funeral service and back.

The Silver package Includes;                       

    • Bringing your loved one in to our care and looking after them until the day of the funeral
    • Having experienced and friendly staff to help advise and arrange the funeral, to make the process as smooth as possible
    • Taking care of all of the necessary paperwork and communications to 3rd parties on behalf of the family
    • Washing and dressing your loved one in either their own clothes or one of our deluxe silk gowns
    • The use of our chapel of rest by appointment to visit your loved one
    • Provision of a Mercedes hearse and all the staff to meet the needs of the funeral
    • Provision of one Mercedes limousine which seats up to 6 members of family or friends
    • The provision of the Beckingham coffin, with a choice of colour interior
    • Collection of cremated remains after the service
    • A memory box, presented to you on the day of the funeral

 

This Package price is only £2,250.00 + Disbursement costs

Upgrade options are available, please click the link below for more information, or feel free to contact a member of our friendly team, who will happily go through any details with you.

 

Green is the new Black… 

Our new Eco package has been set up to help accommodate the growing desire for an environmentally low impact funeral whilst still creating a lovely, personal send off for our loved ones.

The Eco Package Includes                       

All funeral directors fees included in our package prices, including;

    • Bringing your loved one into our care and looking after them, dressing and caring for them until the day of the funeral
    • Having experienced and friendly staff to help advise and arrange the funeral with you, to make the process as smooth as possible
    • The use of our chapel of rest to visit your loved one
    • Provision of a hearse, experienced funeral director and 4 pallbearers on the day of the funeral
    • The provision of our beautiful, natural, Willow coffin and wooden name plate

Burial in the Wildflower Meadow at The Old Meadow burial ground, an award winning cemetery. 

All burial and grave purchase costs included.

 

This Package price is only £4,350.00

Upgrade options and different burial sites are available, please click the links below for more information, or feel free to contact a member of our friendly team, who will happily go through any details with you.

 

Bespoke Funerals

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:

Child/Baby Funeral



Disbursements

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

Crematorium fee

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.

Doctors’ fee

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.
5859

Local Crematoriums

Unattended cremation

Reduced fee cremation

(early morning)

Attended Cremation

Bentley Crematorium 

Ongar Rd, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood CM15 9RZ

£499.00

£750.00

£973.00

Forest Park Crematorium      

Forest Rd, Ilford, Hainault IG6 3HP

£450.00

£700.00

£995.00

South Essex Crematorium   

 Ockendon Rd, Upminster RM14 2UY  

£580.00

N/A

£995.00

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.

For further details, please read our Terms & Conditions

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