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|Fully personalised service, allowing for the funeral procession to travel from a residence to the place of worship, crematorium or place of burial.||Fully personalised service allowing for the funeral procession to travel from the residence to the place of worship, crematorium or place of burial.||Fully personalised service for the funeral to travel direct to the crematorium or cemetery.|
|Time allowed for the funeral||4 hours||3 hours||2 hours|
|Provision of professional services and making all the arrangements.|
|Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation|
|Coffin / Casket
Additional choices are available
|Malvern, Bespoke, Willow Teardrop||Sherwood||Sherwood|
|Conveyance of the deceased into our care|
|Care of the deceased|
|Embalming and use of the Chapel of Rest (during working hours)|
|Church service followed by burial or cremation*|
|Funeral procession from a residence to the funeral location|
|Choice of date and time of funeral|
|1. Limousine - £250.00||One Limousine included||Option to add (additional fee)|
|2. 3ft floral tribute - £136.00||Option to purchase||Option to purchase|
|3. Listing all mourners attending the funeral - £50.00||Option to purchase||Option to purchase|
|4. Up to 16 pages order of service (Up to 100 copies), including free glass framed photo - £190.00||Option to purchase||Option to purchase|
|5. Book of Remembrance: Non-Personalised - £18.00 ** Personalised - £41.00 ***||Personalised version included||Option to purchase||Option to purchase|
|6. Funeral Memories Box: Non-Personalised - £22.00 ** Personalised - £47.00 ***||Personalised version included||Option to purchase||Option to purchase|
|Video OR webcast of funeral service
(Crematorium only, if available)****
|Option to purchase||Option to purchase||Option to purchase|
|Complimentary text funeral notice (RRP £19.99)|
|Complementary 10 minutes telephone consultation with Lodge Brothers Legal Services|
A saving of £291
* Additional fees may be charged by the Church or Crematorium
** Non-Personalised Book of Remembrance and Memories Box Set - £34.00
*** Personalised Book of Remembrance and Memories Box Set - £70.00
**** This can be deducted if not required
|All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%.|
|If you would prefer an alternative coffin or casket to the ones listed above, please call us on 020 8818 7725.|
There are several different options to pay for your funeral with Lodge Brothers – we will provide you with a fully itemised estimate beforehand. The third-party fees & disbursements will need to be paid within 48 hours of the arrangements being confirmed, and the final funeral account invoice must be settled within 30 days of the funeral taking place. However, if you reside outside the UK we will require full payment in advance of the funeral.
We do appreciate that funerals can be expensive and present very real difficulties to families who have not made prior provision for such expenses – we have therefore provided as many payment options as possible:
If there are sufficient funds within the deceased’s bank account, then all payments can be made directly. The benefit of paying via this method is that all such costs are removed from the estate for inheritance tax purposes. Should there not be sufficient funds and a property is required to be sold, then Probate will be required – you can call the Lodge Brothers Legal Services helpline for assistance. In this case, our recommendation would be that you finance the funeral cost via option 6, and when the estate is settled the finance agreement can be paid off.
You may seek assistance from the Department of Work and Pensions to help pay for a funeral.
Funeral finance is available via an agreement with FCA regulated provider Funeral Safe Funeral Finance – Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors are appointed representatives of Funeral Safe Ltd, independent Funeral Finance Lenders.
3 simple steps to apply for your finance through Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors – the finance is not with us. We act as an agent for Funeral Safe.
Funeral Safe will provide you with a personal account login to manage your finance. Furthermore, they are available to offer any support you may need in regard to the finance and its repayments.
Our funeral finance agreement is very flexible and transparent – should you wish to settle the balance earlier than the agreement states you can do so without penalty and the interest charge will be adjusted to match the payment period.APPLY NOW
You may seek assistance form the Department of Work and Pensions to help pay for a funeral. The Department of Work and Pensions will provide a maximum of £1000 for the funeral director’s fee and in addition a contribution to the disbursements (fees Lodge Brothers pays on your behalf i.e. crematorium fees).
Funeral Expenses Payment can help to pay for some of the costs of the following:
You can also get up to £1000 for any other funeral expenses, such as funeral director’s fees, flowers or the coffin.
The payment will not usually cover all of the costs of the funeral. How much you get depends on your circumstances. This includes any other money that’s available to cover the costs, for example from an insurance policy or the deceased’s estate.
You can get help towards the cost of a funeral if you or your partner are getting one of the following qualifying benefits:
You can also apply if you or your partner are waiting to hear about a claim for one of these benefits or payments. We use partner to mean:
You must meet the following criteria:
You may also be able to get help towards the cost of a funeral if you or your partner arranged the funeral in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. The European Economic Area countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
If you think you qualify and want to make an application – please complete the relevant form:ADULT FUNERAL CHILD FUNERAL
Call the government’s bereavement service helpline on 0345 606 0265, or visit their website gov.uk/funeral-payments – to find out how to get help with funeral payments and if you’re entitled to any help.
|ATTENDED FUNERAL (Funeral Director’s charges only)||£3,875|
|This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.|
|Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements||£2,695|
|Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death
(normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care
|Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities
The deceased person will be kept at both the funeral director's branch premises and at other non-branch premises.
|Providing the Sherwood elm veneered coffin fitted with three pairs of brassed plastic handles and an inscription plate||£425|
|Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director
(where viewing is requested by the customer)
|At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle||£305|
|This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.|
|Burial (funeral director’s charges only)||Not Offered|
|Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee)||£2,395|
|FEES YOU MUST PAY|
|For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee*1.
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:
For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
|£742 - £2,250|
|For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee*2.
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:
|£585 - £1,150|
|Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director|
|ADDITIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES|
|This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:|
|Additional mileage (price per mile)||£2|
|Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (eg to their home, to a place of worship etc) (price per transfer)||£250|
|Collection and delivery of ashes||£50|
|Funeral officiant (eg celebrant, minister of religion etc)||Prices on request|
|Services supplied outside of normal office hours||Prices on request|
|The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.|
We offer a simple funeral service where our professional services are restricted to a minimum and include the following:
For those clients who wish to have no funeral service and no-one in attendance, we offer a simple cremation at a local crematorium of our choice. We will take care of all the necessary arrangements in exactly the same professional manner as with our other funerals. Unlike other suppliers, to show our due respect and reverence to the deceased, we will always provide a hearse and four bearers.
Our services include:
This list is illustrative and not exhaustive.
We require the total cost to be paid at the time of making the arrangements and in advance of the cremation taking place.
Total Cost (including crematorium fee but excluding the Doctor's fee for cremation paperwork if required) £2,285.00
The Basic Coffin provided with the Dignified Basic Funeral and Standard Unattended Funeral - a simulated mahogany veneered coffin, fitted with two pairs of coloured plastic handles, an inscription plate and the interior lined with white side sheets.