How much everything costs

The exact cost of a funeral depends on the choices you make. You can rest assured that we will only charge you for what you have, because we break down our costs, and we don’t mark up the cost of anything we buy in on your behalf. All coffins, cars, flowers etc. are charged on to you at the cost we pay for them. So you know exactly how much you are paying for the knowledge, expertise and time of our highly trained staff, premises and specialist equipment. We are the only funeral company in Devon to charge in this transparent way. We do not require a deposit and our standard payment terms are 30 days, except for direct cremation where we require payment in advance.

Funeral Director Fees

Care for the body of the person (up to 10 days) £850
Advice, arrangements, paperwork £775
Funeral director on the day (time related) £150 – £200
Total funeral director fees £1775 – £1825

Transport of the coffin – charged at cost

Formal hearse (time/mileage related) £275 -£375
Black & White VW Camper hearse £400
Silver estate car as hearse (time/mileage related) £100 – £130
Bearers each (or family bearers instead) £50

Funeral Celebrants and Ministers – charged at cost

Independent funeral celebrant £300
Religious minister £199

Burial and Cremation costs – charged at cost

Totnes cemetery burial £831
Churchyard burial (includes minister) £800
Natural burial – Bidwell /Yealmpton /Sharpham £830 / £950 / £1500
Crematoria – Torquay / Exeter £1010 / £999
Crematoria – Plymouth (Weston Mill or Efford) £935
Doctors’ fees for cremation (£82 during Covid) £164

Coffin estimates – charged at cost

Standard / Premium veneer £275 / £325
Standard / Premium Cardboard £190 / £275
Picture Cardboard £400
English Willow £425 – £550
Chinese or Polish Willow £375 – £425
Bamboo £275 – £325
Banana leaf / Pandanus £400
Pine £450
Oak £700 +
Felt Soft coffin £450-885

We are always happy to help with funeral advice and provide specific services to self-directed families for funerals. Please call to discuss.

Average total funeral cost estimates – depending on coffin and transport choices

Cremation with ceremony at crematorium £3200 – £3800
Burial and graveside ceremony £2900 – £3700
Low cost funeral: direct cremation / direct burial £1750 / £2095


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