The cost of a funeral is often complicated as so many factors come into play. Our price list is available by clicking here, but on its own it only tells part of the story -  there will almost certainly be other charges including the crematorium or cemetery. We hope the following examples gives you an indication of costs. Your actual costs will depend on your instructions to us.

Example 1 – The traditional funeral 

Collection of the person that has died from a local address; providing hygienic treatment/embalming where necessary and dressing the deceased ready for being seen by his/her family; provision of a high quality coffin with veneered oak finish, brassed plastic handles and cushioned lining; use of a private chapel of rest at the funeral home until the funeral; liaising with the family and all necessary third-parties in making arrangements for the funeral; flexibility in choosing timing for the funeral; use of a modern Jaguar Hearse for the funeral if desired in cortege from the family home; use of one modern Jaguar limousine for the mourners; four uniformed bearers to carry the coffin; funeral director to oversee the arrangements throughout including at the crematorium/cemetery; free access to Outlook Bereavement Support resources beyond the funeral:

Tapper Funeral Service's charge as funeral directors £3,050.00
   
Third-party expenses:  
Poole Crematorium (standard time with an organist) £808.00
(Bournemouth Crematorium = £744.00)  
Typical charge by a minister or secular celebrant £200.00
Fees to doctors for cremation certificates (if required) £164.00
   
The above illustration would therefore cost in the region of £4,222.00

 

Example 2 – The simple funeral

Collection of the person that has died from a local address; caring for the deceased at the funeral home until the funeral; provision of a simple coffin finished in an oak foil; liaising with the family and all necessary third-parties in making arrangements for the funeral; use of modern Jaguar Hearse for the funeral; four uniformed bearers to carry the coffin; funeral director to oversee the arrangements throughout including at the crematorium/cemetery; free access to Outlook Bereavement Support resources beyond the funeral: (In particular, not included in this example is any treatment of the deceased or chapel visiting by mourners and choice of funeral timing is limited.)

Tapper Funeral Service's charge as funeral directors £2,270.00
   
Third-party expenses:  
Poole Crematorium (standard time with an organist) £808.00
(Bournemouth Crematorium = £713.00)  
Typical charge by a minister or secular celebrant £200.00
Fees to doctors for cremation certificates (if required) £164.00
   
The above illustration would therefore cost in the region of £3,442.00

 

Example 3 – The ‘direct’ cremation without a funeral service

Our involvement will be strictly limited to the minimum level to achieve the cremation and providing the cremated remains to the family in a simple urn. There would be no service at the crematorium or attendance by mourners. There would be no visiting the chapel of rest prior to the cremation and no administration on our part or interaction with clients beyond what is necessary.

Tapper Funeral Service's charge as funeral directors £1,360.00
   
Third-party expenses:  
Poole or Bournemouth Crematorium £518.00
Fees to doctors for cremation certificates (if required) £164.00
   
The above illustration would therefore cost in the region of £2,042.00
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