Arranging a funeral is a complex matter. Our charges are based upon the services that we provide and we endeavour to be as transparent as we can in this aim. On the adjoining page (see tab to left) you will find our full list of charges; this is inevitably a complicated document as it manages the price structure of every funeral from burial to cremation and from the most simple to the most elaborate. For visitors that simply want an approximate guide to the cost of a funeral we provide some typical illustrations below that give an indication of what to expect even if the details of the 'packages' are not exactly in keeping with your wishes.
We will always provide you with a quotation of the funeral expenses prior to the funeral taking place. 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.
The following are approximate illustrations as of 1st January 2018.
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 (approximately)||£3,110.00|
|Crematorium (average fee depending upon choice of crematorium and amount of time required in the service chapel)||£800.00|
|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||£4,274.00|
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||£2,425.00|
|The above illustration would therefore cost in the region of||£3,589.00|
Example 3 – The ‘direct’ cremation without a funeral service
Definition of a 'direct' cremation varies considerably albeit always a very simple arrangement. Our charges become lower as the amount of work required by us decreases. We believe we can compete with any quotation for a 'direct' cremation particularly when using our own crematorium at Harbour View. Please ask for more details and a quotation will be provided without obligation on your part.