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Prices (January 2021)

Our charges are based upon the services we provide and the time it takes us to do so. We endeavour to be as transparent as we can in this respect and will always provide an itemised quotation (specific to the client’s wishes) prior to a funeral taking place.

In advance of making funeral arrangements, our price list is available upon request and can be sent by email immediately upon an enquiry (during working hours).

Our aim on this page is to provide an idea of how much a funeral will cost by showing examples of typical funerals.

It is our policy to take a deposit towards the cost; this must be received by us in cleared funds and well before the funeral takes place.

Packages

£2595.00 (all-inclusive of fees)

This package of services provides for bereaved families to host a funeral at a convenient location without feeling any sense of rushing due to a crematorium ‘conveyor-belt’, while making sensible savings that do not demean the funeral service. 

  • Funeral service held in our Ceremony Hall at our Christchurch Funeral Home, Barrack Road, Christchurch along with all support rooms and facilities.
  • Use of audio/visual system for music and photographs.
  • Coffee and tea upon arrival for the principal mourners (if requested and allowing time, up to a maximum of 8 people).
  • Cremation at our own crematorium (Harbour View) would follow but would be unattended by mourners (for burial – see note below).
  • A Celebrant to design the funeral service in conjunction with the family and to lead it on the day.
  • All funeral home services necessary for such a funeral including collection of the deceased, provision of coffin etc.
  • Parking for the principal mourners (2 spaces for private saloon cars)
  • The length of service is not limited to a standard 30 minutes
  • Funerals may be held on Saturdays or during any evening at a small additional charge.

Some items that are not included:

  • Fees to doctors for medical certificates if required (£164.00)
  • Any form of traditional funeral cortege or transport for the mourners (the deceased, in his/her coffin is placed in the ceremony hall prior to any mourners arriving.)
  • Chapel of Rest visiting prior to the day of the funeral
  • Any higher level of professional services on our part
  • Flexibility and choice with timing and planning of the funeral service
  • This package of services could be amended to provide for a burial rather than a cremation but there would be additional charges for a hearse and coffin bearers etc.

Our Ceremony Hall will comfortably accommodate 40 people all seated and potentially a few more if standing at the back of the room. However, the space is not large enough to accommodate a larger congregation and therefore it is very important to understand the size of the anticipated congregation when making this selection. 

£2795 (all-inclusive of fees)

The following package provides for bereaved families to host a funeral at Harbour View taking full advantage of its setting and without feeling any sense of rushing due to a crematorium ‘conveyor-belt’, while making sensible savings that do not demean the funeral service. 

  • Funeral service held in Harbour Lodge Ceremony Hall with all supporting rooms and facilities.
  • A Celebrant to design the funeral service in conjunction with the family and to lead it on the day.
  • All funeral home services necessary for such a funeral including collection of the deceased, provision of coffin etc).
  • Refreshments options for hosting a wake on site (at additional cost).
  • Cremation at Harbour View.
  • Car parking for all mourners
  • We have a minimum of 90 minutes separation between funerals, which permits a far more relaxed funeral service

Some items that are not included:

  • Fees to doctors for medical certificates if required (£164.00)
  • Any form of traditional funeral cortege or transport for the mourners (the deceased, in his/her coffin is placed in the ceremony hall prior to any mourners arriving.)
  • Chapel of Rest visiting prior to the day of the funeral
  • Any higher level of professional services on our part
  • Flexibility to choose the date and timing of the funeral service
  • Funerals may be held on Saturdays or during any evening at an additional charge.
  • This package of services could be amended to provide for a burial rather than a cremation but there would be additional charges for coffin bearers

Harbour Lodge will comfortably accommodate 40 people all seated and potentially a few more if standing at the back of the room. However, the space is not large enough to accommodate a larger congregation and therefore it is very important to understand the size of the anticipated congregation when making this selection. With this simple package the timing of the funeral would be entirely at our discretion and likely around 10am.

The above package can be amended for larger congregations by using The Barn at an additional charge of £90 or the Long Barrow at an additional charge of £270.

£2680 (including minister/celebrant)

The following package provides for bereaved families to arrange a funeral one of our local crematoria with a traditional hearse, funeral director and coffin bearers in attendance.  

  • All funeral home services necessary for such a funeral including collection of the deceased, provision of coffin etc (subject to conditions).
  • Funeral service held at the crematorium chapel (for burial – see note below).
  • A Celebrant to design the funeral service in conjunction with the family and to lead it on the day.
  • Funeral director, four coffin bearers and Jaguar Hearse to attend the funeral.

Some items that are not included:

  • Fee to the crematorium (fees vary but allow £750)
  • Fees to doctors for medical certificates if required (£164.00)
  • Chapel of Rest visiting prior to the day of the funeral
  • Any higher level of professional services on our part
  • Flexibility and choice with timing and planning of the funeral service
  • Transport for the mourners 
  • This package of services could be amended to provide for a burial rather than a cremation, but the third-party fees are likely to vary

£1600 (all-inclusive of fees)

The ‘direct’ cremation is a service provided when there is to be no service at the crematorium or mourners in attendance. In keeping with this all arrangements are at the simplest possible level. The cremated remains will become available afterwards for burial or scattering as normal subject to the client’s instructions.

  • Collection of the deceased from a local hospital or mortuary and taking to Harbour View for cremation
  • Cremation
  • Provision of a cremating tray (not a traditional coffin)

Some items that are not included:

  • Fees to doctors for medical certificates if required (£164.00)
  • Chapel of Rest visiting 
  • Any professional services on our part
  • The package above assumes we will collect from a mortuary and travel directly to the crematorium. Circumstances sometime dictate that it is necessary for the deceased to come into our care at the funeral home for preparation of medical certificates, among other things, and to be in our care for a few days. In such circumstances we will charge and additional £200 to the above.

Prices (September 2021)

Our charges are based upon the services we provide and the time it takes us to do so. We endeavour to be as transparent as we can in this respect and will always provide an itemised quotation (specific to the client’s wishes) prior to a funeral taking place.

As of September 2021, CMA (Competition and Markets Authority – a government institution) regulations require us by law to display our full price list along with two specific packages defined by CMA (the Standardised Price List for funeral service and as a crematorium) and other associated information. All of this can be found via three downloadable PDF documents that you will find below, all of which can be printed by you at home at A4 size.

Our full price list is complicated and would preferably be provided by us in conversation with our clients so that details can be explained if and where necessary however it is our obligation under the regulations to display it in full here. Any person needing explanation of the terms found in these documents should feel free to call us for clarification.

 

Standard Pricelist (Tapper Funeral Service)

Standard Pricelist (Harbour View Crematorium)

Full Pricelist and Additional Information

 

Using the drop down boxes below, you can see a simplified view of our standard packages.These packages are a guide and can be altered to suit your needs. For our full pricelist, please see the 'Full Pricelist and Additional Information' PDF above.

The following package provides for bereaved families to host a funeral in one of our Ceremony Halls taking full advantage of its setting and without feeling any sense of rushing due to a crematorium ‘conveyor-belt’, while making sensible savings that do not demean the funeral service. The ‘Standard Package’ assumes that we will decide upon the day and time of the funeral.

  • Funeral service held in one of our Ceremony Halls with all supporting rooms and facilities, including the AV equipment. (At Harbour View, at our discretion and for our own convenience, we may use another of our on-site ceremony halls but will not charge the higher fee in such circumstances.)

  • Our in-house Funeral Officiant will work with the deceased’s family to compose a funeral service, suggesting suitable material and assisting in the preparation of a Tribute. Our Funeral Officiant will then preside over the funeral ceremony on the day of the funeral, with the assistance of one usher/AV technician.

  • All funeral home services necessary for such a funeral including collection (during normal working hours) and care of the deceased and provision of a simple coffin (most likely oak foil finish with brassed plastic handles and fittings)

  • Cremation at Harbour View including fee to the Medical Referee.

  • We have a minimum of 90 minutes separation between funerals, which permits a far more relaxed funeral service. (This time includes the time to gather as well as the duration of the funeral ceremony. Over running the agreed allotted time may incur an additional charge.)

  • Attendance of up to 40 mourners with some car parking provision

  • Timing of the funeral will be between Monday and Saturday at a time we propose (likely to be early AM).

  • Simple biodegradable urn (cardboard) for the cremated remains

 

Some items that are not included:

  • Fees to doctors for medical certificates if required (up to £164.00)

  • Refreshments options for hosting a wake on site (available at additional cost).

  • Any form of traditional funeral cortege or transport for the mourners (the deceased, in his/her coffin is placed in the ceremony hall prior to any mourners arriving.)

  • Chapel of Rest visiting prior to the day of the funeral

  • Any higher level of professional services on our part

  • Flexibility to choose the date and timing of the funeral service

  • Sunday or evening funeral ceremony

  • AV: the use of the equipment is included in the package however our time spent preparing the provision and/or the charges made by our media provider are not.

 

(This is also known as the ‘a Crematorium Unattended Service’ by CMA description)

The unattended cremation, sometimes referred to as ‘direct cremation’, is a service provided when there is to be no service at the crematorium or mourners in attendance. In keeping with this all arrangements are at the simplest possible level. The cremated remains will be available afterwards for burial or scattering, subject to the client’s instructions.

  • Collection of the deceased from a local address (during normal working hours) and taking to Harbour View for cremation at the earliest opportunity.

  • The cremation itself including fee payable to the Medical Referee.

  • Provision of a cremating tray (not a traditional coffin).

 

Some items that are not included:

  • Fees to doctors for medical certificates if required (up to £164.00)

  • Chapel of Rest visiting

  • Any professional services on our part

It is not possible to give an accurate date/time of when the cremation will happen (see immediately below.) NB: Clients may select chapel visiting from the Additional Services price list to establish an opportunity ‘to say goodbye’ that can be booked at a specific date/time, immediately before cremation.

 

The following package provides similarly to the Standard Package but for occasions when the funeral service is being held away from one of our own locations such as a church, crematorium (that is not Harbour View) or cemetery (that is not Harbour View) and as a consequence requires facilities such as a traditional hearse and bearers. This package may also be selected by clients that would like a funeral at one of our locations but with the tradition of a funeral cortege, perhaps leaving from the family home.

  • Funeral service held at a local crematorium, cemetery or similar location with hearse, up to four coffin bearers and supervising funeral director in attendance.

  • All funeral home services necessary for such a funeral including collection (during normal working hours) and care of the deceased and provision of a simple coffin (most likely oak foil finish with brassed plastic handles and fittings)

  • Typical time allowance of 30 or 45 minutes separation between funerals, but dependent upon location selected.

  • Capacity for mourners and car parking depends upon location.

  • Timing of the funeral will be between Monday and Friday at a time we propose (likely to be early AM).

 

Some items that are not included:

  • Fees payable to cremation or burial authority (charges vary greatly – see separate notes on this matter within the ‘Full Pricelist and Additional Information’ PDF)

  • If the funeral is to result in a cremation, fees may be payable to doctors for medical certificates (up to £164.00)

  • Fee payable to a minister or celebrant to officiate at the funeral service.

  • If the funeral service is to be held in a church prior to attending a separate location for committal and burial/cremation, we make an additional charge to reflect the additional time involved.

  • Chapel of Rest visiting prior to the day of the funeral.

  • Any higher level of professional services on our part.

  • Flexibility to choose the date and timing of the funeral service.

  • Saturday, Sunday or evening funeral ceremony.

  • AV provision.