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Independent Funeral Directors
Serving Dorset for over 100 years

View our range of funeral packages below.

We offer a comprehensive range of services and options to help you create a dignified funeral service that uniquely represents the personality and preferences of the person who has passed away. Our staff will help you by using their knowledge to offer suggestions and guide you through this difficult time.

There are two main components to the costs of arranging a funeral:

1. The Funeral Directors Services

The costs of providing our funeral package, the coffin of your choice and any further additional services that you may choose.

2. Disbursements

Disbursements are third party fees such as Crematorium charges, Doctor’s and Minister’s fees, etc. Additional expenses for products and services such as death announcements, floral tributes, printed Orders of Service and Catering will be added where applicable.

The total cost of a funeral may vary greatly depending upon the services that you require and the choices you make. We will explain fully, all of the options available to you, and the costs associated with each. We will always provide a detailed, written estimate of the total cost.

 

Simple Funeral - Build your own

SIMPLE FUNERAL - BUILD YOUR OWN

AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS
This ‘Simple’ option includes the simple essentials required for a dignified funeral service. The Simple Funeral option can be used for both Burial or Cremation. Personalise the funeral arrangements to your requirements by choosing from our Optional Extras.
Professional Fees £995
Use of Premises and Equipment £390
Transportation £625*
Total: £2,010
Choose your coffin from £260

* Only two pall bearers provided. Family can assist with carrying the coffin or we can provide additional pall bearers at an additional cost.

For a more detailed breakdown of our prices, please click here

Extras not included in the above package

Out of normal office hours transfer of the person who has died to our premises £140
**Viewing in our Chapel of Rest (includes hygienic treatment) £205
Funeral arrangements interview conducted outside of office hours £95
Provision of a limousine (Seats 7 passengers) £225
Provision of a saloon motorcar (Seats 3 passengers) £120
Two additional Pall Bearers to carry the coffin in the traditional way £90
Viewing in our Chapels of Rest outside of normal office hours £35
Coffin conveyed into Church or home before the day of the funeral. £350
Funeral service held at separate location prior to burial or cremation. £75
Procession of a hearse only from private address. £45
Coffin conveyed to home, Church or other venue over one hour prior to the funeral service. £180
Delivery of flowers after the funeral to a hospital, nursing home etc,
Within a 10 mile radius of our premises
£15

 

The above prices are our fees and do not include third party costs, i.e. Crematorium or Burial fees. For further information on third party costs and all other funeral service costs, please contact us

Traditional Funeral

Traditional Funeral

BEST VALUE
AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS
Our clients usually visualise a funeral which includes the transfer of the person who has died from the place of death to our premises, professional fees, care of the person who has died until the funeral, use of visitation rooms, cortege via a local address and provision of bearers for the funeral service. To facilitate an Inclusive Traditional Funeral, our pricing is as follows:
Professional Fees £995
Use of Premises and Equipment £595*
Transportation £825**
Total: £2,415
Choose your coffin from £260

* Includes viewing in our Chapels of Rest via appointment, any time, day or night.

** Includes the provision of a limousine to transport the mourners to and from the funeral service and four pall bearers to carry the coffin in the traditional way.

For a more detailed breakdown of our prices, please click here

Extras not included in the above package

Out of normal office hours transfer of the person who has died to our premises £140
For a Service prior to a Burial or Cremation i.e. Service in Church £75
Additional charge for two extra bearers £90
Coffin conveyed to home, Church or other venue over
one hour prior to the funeral service
£180
Coffin placed into home or Church the day before the funeral £350
Additional Limousine (first limousine included) £225
Provision of a saloon motorcar (Seats 3 passengers) £120
Horse drawn Hearse                                                                           (from) £950
Hearse to convey flowers £250

 

To download this funeral specification, please click here

The above prices are our fees and do not include third party costs, i.e. Crematorium or Burial fees. For further information on third party costs and all other funeral service costs, please contact us

Douch Chapel Exclusive

DOUCH CHAPEL EXCLUSIVE

AVAILABLE AT CORFE MULLEN, BLANDFORD, PARKSTONE
The following funeral service includes the free use of our onsite ceremony rooms in Parkstone, Blandford or Corfe Mullen. We have taken away some services associated with a typical funeral, for example, there is no use of a formal hearse or cortege, no viewing of the deceased in our Chapels of Rest and no pall bearers to carry the coffin in the traditional way.

It is assumed that the family and mourners will meet in our ceremony room for the funeral service. *Following the service we will transport the coffin in a suitable vehicle to the Crematorium for a Direct Cremation with no family or mourners in attendance.

Professional Fees £995
Use of Premises and Equipment £390
Transportation £345
Total: £1,730
Choose your coffin from £260

 

For a more detailed breakdown of our prices, please click here

Extras not included in the above package

Out of normal office hours transfer of the person who has died to our premises £140
**Viewing in our Chapel of Rest (includes hygienic treatment) £205
Funeral arrangements interview conducted outside of office hours £95
Provision of a hearse to convey the coffin to the Crematorium, if required £215
Provision of a limousine (Seats 7 passengers) £225
Provision of a saloon motorcar (Seats 3 passengers) £120
Provision of a team of Pall Bearers to carry the coffin in the traditional way £180
Delivery of flowers after the funeral to a hospital, nursing home etc,
Within a 10 mile radius of our premises
£15

Disbursements

The following third party Fees are in addition to the Funeral Directors Expenses, and must be paid upfront.  For payment terms please see our Terms and Conditions.

Poole Crematorium Fees (Direct Cremation) £528
Doctor’s Fee (Cremation Certificates, if required) £164
Minister or Celebrant Fee (If required) £205
Total: £897

Price Example

Using a Basic Elm Effect Coffin:

Professional, premises and equipment Fee £1,730
Elm effect Coffin £260
Disbursements £897
Total payment: £2,887

*The Direct Cremation will take place the next working day. If you wish to have the Cremation on the same day, the full Crematorium fee will be charged.

**This fee also applies if date of funeral more than 10 days after receiving the person who has died into our care.

Unattended Funeral

UNATTENDED DIRECT CREMATION

AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS
This is a direct service with no mourners, no family attending, no funeral ceremony, a suitable vehicle to convey the deceased to the most local crematorium at a date and time amenable to the Funeral Director. This Unattended Direct Cremation package includes:
  • The transfer of the person who has died from their place of death (within a 20 mile radius) to our premises during normal office hours (add £140 if transfer takes place outside of normal office hours)
  • Caring for the person who has died until the Direct Cremation
  • Supplying of a simple coffin suitable for Direct Cremation
  • Attending to the necessary arrangements suitable for a Direct Cremation and administering paperwork
  • Conveyance of the coffin to the crematorium in a suitable vehicle
  • Supplying necessary staff at the Crematorium to move the coffin on a bier

The Unattended Direct Cremation has the following stipulations attached:

The Funeral Directors Fees and Disbursements payable in full before the day of the funeral. (The Funeral Invoice may be paid by credit/debit card or cash. Cheques are acceptable however 3 clear working days will be needed for the Cheque to clear before the day of the funeral)

The Unattended Direct Cremation has no funeral ceremony, with no mourners or family attending. A suitable vehicle to convey the deceased to the most local crematorium at a date and time amenable to the Funeral Director.

Whilst making the funeral arrangements, your Funeral Director will inform you of the Disbursements required i.e. Cremation and Doctor’s Fees

The price is based upon the cremated remains being dispersed in the Gardens of Remembrance in the Crematorium grounds, or collected directly by the client within 28 days of the funeral service. Other arrangements can be made at additional cost.

Burials are available and priced on request.

Disbursements

The following third party Fees are in addition to the Funeral Directors Expenses.

Poole Crematorium Fees (Direct Cremation) £528
Doctor’s Fee (Cremation Certificates, if required) £164
Total: £692

Price Example

Our Fee £1,295
Disbursements £692
Total payment: £1987

 

To download this funeral package, please click here

Extras

Additional Funeral Directors Services
Service Price
Additonal Limousine (first limousine included) £225
Floral Hearse £250
Motorcycle Hearse £POA
Vintage Lorry Hearse £POA
Motor Hearse of a different colour, make or model £POA
Horse drawn Black Hearse with a pair (2) of Horses £950
Horse drawn White Hearse with a pair (2) of white/grey horses £1,050
Horse drawn Black Hearse with a team (4) of horses £1,735
Horse drawn White Hearse with a team of (4) white/grey horses £1,875
Dove Release – Single Dove £POA
Dove Release – Pair of Doves £POA
Dove Release – Four Doves £POA
Butterfly Release, 10, 20 and 30 butterflies, from £135

The above is only a selection of additional services, please ask your Funeral Director for details of your specific requirements, together with requests regarding burial at sea, Floral Tributes, Printed Orders of Service, Condolence Stationary, Newspaper Notices, Acknowledgements and Catering

NB: If a horse drawn or other specialist hearse is requested, we will also provide our motor hearse as outlined above, to convey the floral tributes and to accompany the cortege.

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Children's Funerals

Our services are provided free of charge for children who have not reached the age of 16 years, excluding disbursements and any additional expenses.

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Paying for the Funeral

An invoice for the funeral and disbursements will be sent to you, your solicitor, bank or other designated person, approximately one week after.

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What to do with Ashes

We understand that losing a loved one is hard. Whilst dealing with grief, we can guide you on what to do with the ashes of your loved one?

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View our range of coffins

Coffins incur an additional cost, please visit our coffins section to see a selection of our available coffins.

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